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JANUARY, 1913 


By Edward Wild Baker, A.B., of Brookline, Mass. 

Kufus George Frederick Candage, a resident member of 
the New England Historic Genealogical Society from 1876, died 
at the home of his daughter in Gleasondale, in the town of Stow, 
Mass., 19 June 1912, at the age of 85 years and 10 months. He 
was born at Blue Hill, Hancock County, Me., 28 July 1826, the 
son of Samuel Roundy and Phebe Ware (Parker) Candage. 

The name Candage was originally written Cavendish, which in 
the lapse of years became Candish and Candage. All of this name 
are believed to be descendants of the early Cavendishes, of good old 
English blood. Among the early settlers of Massachusetts was 
John Candage, or Candish, a shipwright and a landowner at Charles- 
town about 1670, and the name in all three forms is found in the 
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in records pertaining to several 
Essex County towns. 

In 1766 James Candage and his wife Elizabeth, who are said to 
have come from Beverly, Mass., took up their residence at Blue Hill, 
Me., where white men had formed a permanent settlement only a 
few years earlier. They had three sons and three daughters, of 
whom all except the youngest daughter were born before the parents 
migrated to Blue Hill. Rev. Jonathan Fisher, the first settled 
minister at Blue Hill, wrote in his record about this James Can- 
dage : " His name was originally spelled Cavendish, but custom 
has changed it to Candage ; he was one of the first settlers." James 
Candage died in 1788, his widow surviving until 1809. Their eld- 
est child, James Candage, Jr., who was born 9 May 1753 and died 
January 1819, married, 13 April 1775, Hannah Roundy, daugh- 
ter of John and Elizabeth (Rea) Roundy, who was born at Beverly 

August 1753 and lived to be over 97 years of age, dying 12 March 

fc»l. John Roundy, together with Joseph Wood of Beverly, had 
founded the settlement in what is now the town of Blue Hill, 7 April 
1762. To James, Jr., and Hannah (Roundy) Candage eight chil- 
dren were born. Their third child, Samuel Roundy, born 15 January 
1781, married, 29 February 1816, the widow Phebe Ware (Parker) 
vol. lxvii. 1 

4 Rufus George Frederick Candage [Jan. 

Walker, who was born 29 November 1787, daughter of Simeon and 
Mary (Perkins) Parker. Her grandfather, Hon. Oliver Parker of 
Castine, Me., born at Worcester, Mass., about 1738, was from 
about 1800 to 1815 a judge of the Court of Common Pleas. Samuel 
Roundy and Phebe Ware (Parker) Candage were the parents of 
twelve children. Two sons and three daughters died in infancy, 
but seven sons grew to manhood and became shipmasters in the 
merchant service. The father died 23 December 1852, and the 
mother 3 October 1850. 

Rufus George Frederick Candage was the seventh child and the 
sixth son in this family, and outlived his last surviving brother by a 
third of a century. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm, 
where his opportunities for education were limited to a few months' 
schooling in summer and winter and two terms in the Blue Hill 
Academy. At the age of eighteen he followed the example of his 
father and older brothers by taking up a seafaring life, sailing at 
first in vessels engaged in the coasting trade and later going on voy- 
ages to the West Indies and to European ports. When only twenty- 
four years old, he became master of the brig Equator ', built for him 
by citizens of Blue Hill, and sailed in her from Boston to Valpa- 
raiso, Chile, his first "long" voyage. Later he was master of the 
ship Jamestown of New York and of the ships Electric Spark and 
National Eagle of Boston. During his twenty-three years of life 
as a sailor he doubled Cape Horn thirteen times, and sailed around 
the world three times, journeying in all more than 300,000 miles 
along the pathways of the sea. In 1867 he retired, and settled in 
Brookline, Mass., which continued to be his legal residence even 
after his removal to Gleasondale in 1909. 

Capt. Candage was connected with many fraternal, business, his- 
torical, and literary organizations, and held various positions of 
honor and trust. He was prominent in Masonic circles, and in the 
Boston Marine Society, which he joined in 1867, he held in succession 
the positions of secretary, vice-president, and president, and was a 
member of the board of trustees. In 1868 he was appointed marine 
inspector for the Record of American and Foreign Shipping, and in 
the same year he was appointed marine inspector by the Boston 
Board of Marine Underwriters, holding that office for ten years. 
In December 1882 he was appointed by the Bureau Veritas of Paris 
surveyor for the district of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He 
was treasurer and, in 1873, president of the Boston Fire Brick and 
Clay Retort Manufacturing Company, and also, in 1881, president 
of the Boston Terra Cotta Company and of the Massachusetts «>' ty 
Fund Association. For seven years he was a director of the Frank- 
lin Fire Insurance Company of Boston, and he was a trustee ofSfcc 
Home Savings Bank. For twenty years he was to be found almolt 
daily at his office in the old Merchants' Exchange Building, actively 
engaged in insurance and marine affairs. 


1913] Hufus George Frederick Candage 5 

In politics and in all that concerned public improvements and the 
general welfare of the community Capt. Candage showed a lively 
interest. For eight years he was chairman of the Republican Town 
Committee of Brookline, he was a member of the Republican State 
Central Committee from the second Norfolk district, and he belonged 
to several political clubs. Very frequently his fellow-townsmen 
called upon him to serve as moderator at the Brookline town-meetings. 
In March 1884 he was elected one of the assessors of Brookline, 
and served in that capacity for twenty-six years, during sixteen of 
which he was chairman of the Board. In 1880-1882 he was one 
of the selectmen of Brookline, and in 1882 and 1883 he represented 
the town in the General Court, being a member of the Committee 
on Harbors and Public Lands as well as of the Committee on Rules. 
In 1871 he was elected to the Brookline School Committee for five 
years, during three of which he was chairman, and for more than 
forty-one years he served as a trustee of the Brookline Public Li- 
brary, being also treasurer of that institution between 1880 and 1883. 

In historical and genealogical research and in literary work Capt. 
Candage took great delight, especially in his later years. He read 
much, and enjoyed social gatherings at which discussion of books 
found an appropriate place. In the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society he was a member of the Council for three years, 
1904, 1905, 1906, and of the Committee on Epitaphs for the four 
years 1904-1907. He belonged also to the Bostonian Society, the 
Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the 
Bunker Hill Monument Association, and the Blue Hill (Me. ) His- 
torical Society, and was a corresponding member of the Maine Histor- 
ical Society. In 1901 he was the principal organizer of the Brook- 
line Historical Society, serving as its president for eight years and 
then receiving the title of president emeritus. He was also a mem- 
ber of the Brookline Thursday Club. He was the author of two 
volumes of verse, Gathered Autumn Leaves and More Gathered 
Autumn Leaves, but his historical writings usually appeared in the 
publications of the various societies with which he was connected.* 

His religious affiliations were with the Baptist Church, and at 
various times he held office in that organization. 

Capt. Candage's first wife, whom he married in Boston, 1 May 
1853, was Elizabeth Augusta, daughter of Elijah, Jr., and Mary 
(Richards) Corey of Brookline. She was born 17 January 1829, 
and died 18 November 1871. He married secondly, 22 May 1873, 
Ella Maria, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah K. (Hall) White of 
Revere, Mass., who survives him. His six children, all by his 
seco&d wife, are : George Frederick ; Ella Augusta, wife of Watson 

* Capt. Candage contributed to the Bangor Historical Magazine, vol. 4, pp. 129-137 
(January, 1889), a brief genealogy of the Cavendish, Candish, or Candage family, from 
which most of the genealogical statements in this memoir have been taken. This 
genealogy was reprinted in pamphlet form at Bangor, Me., in 1889. See also Bangor 
Historical Magazine, vol. 5, pp. 182-183. 

6 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

S. Dollivcr of Koxbury ; Phebe Teresa, wife of William L. Ray- 
mond of Wayland ; llobert Brooks of Seattle, Wash. ; Sarah Hall, 
who died in infancy ; Sarah Caroline, wife of Edward Thompson of 
Brookline and Gleasondale. 

Capt. Candage was for many years a familiar figure on the streets 
of Brookline, particularly in the early morning, when he lingered 
on the sidewalk to greet his many friends. His tastes were so va- 
ried and his interest in every one so genuine that he touched others 
at many points. His life in a metropolitan suburb and his literary 
pursuits never banished the bluff but genial greeting of a sea-captain. 
Quick and generous with his sympathy, he could be gentle to a 
marked degree in dealing with those less fortunate than himself. 
His popularity was a natural outcome of his personal qualities, and 
his death removed him from a large circle of friends in every walk 
of life. 


Number One 

By Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of New York City 

The founders of the three American branches of the De Blois 
family were Stephen 2 De Blois, who was born at Oxford, England, 
24 July 1699 {vide infra, 2), and the two brothers Stephen, 3 Jr., 
and George 3 De Blois, who were born at Oxford in 1735 and 1740 
respectively, sons of George, 2 who was born at Oxford in 1710. 
( Vide infra , 3, 6, and 7.) Stephen 2 lived first in New York, 
and then permanently in Boston; Stephen, 3 Jr., lived finally at 
Newport, R. I. ; and George, 3 commonly called "George, Sr.," 
lived first at Salem, Mass., and then at Halifax, Nova Scotia. With 
Stephen, 3 Jr., at Newport, lived also his sister Mary ("Polly"), 
who was born about 1743, and died unmarried at Newport, 11 
Dec. 1818, aged 75. In America the name of the family has 
almost without exception been spelled either Deblois or De Blois, 
though in the earliest mention of Stephen De Blois in the records 
of King's Chapel his name is given as Dublois. In the entry which 
he made in his Bible, as also in signing as a witness Governor 
Burnet's will and signing his own will, Stephen spelled his name 
clearly Deblois, and to this spelling many of his descendants have 
adhered. The name of his second son Stephen spelled Lewis, not 
Louis, though it is probable that the first Oxford ancestor of the 
family when he came to England spelled his name in the continental 
way. The ancient family Bible of Stephen De Blois is a treasured 
possession of Dr. Thomas Amory De Blois of Boston. \ 

1913] The De Blois Family 7 

1. Louts 1 de Blois, or Lewis De Blois, of Oxford, England, accord- 
ing to De Blois family tradition came to England as a Huguenot refugee 
as early as 1688, and was in King William's forces at the Battle of the 
Boyne in 1690. Beyond this tradition, which has not been verified, nothing 
whatever is known of his origin, except that it was undoubtedly French. 
Records of St. Clement's Parish, Oxford, state that his first wife, Martha, 
was buried at Oxford 24 June 1 698, having borne her husband five chil- 
dren. The name of the second wife is not known, nor is it known when 
she died, but she bore her husband seven children. Louis de Blois was 
buried at Oxford in June 1739. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Mary, 2 bapt. 25 Oct. 1688. 

ii. William, bapt. 17 Feb. 1689/90. 

iii. Abraham. 

iv. Lewis. 

v. Constance, bapt. 22 June 1698. 

Children by second wife : 

2. vi. Stephen, b. 24 July 1699. 
vii. Francis. 

viii. Samuel, bapt. 9 July 1704; d. 1799. 
ix. Secundus. 
x. Lezee. 

3. xi. George, b. 1710. 
xii. Jane. 

2. Stephen 2 De Blois {Louis 1 ), born at Oxford 24 July 1699, and 
baptized in St. Clement's Parish 21 July 1700, came to New York 
in Sept. 1720 in the ship Seahorse, commanded by Capt. Philip 
Dumaresq, in the retinue of Governor William Burnet. He mar- 
ried in New York, 16 Feb. 1721, Ann Furley, who was also in 
the household of Burnet and had come in the same ship with her 
future husband. Within the precincts of Fort George at New York, 
where Governor Burnet kept his stately court, their three children 
were born. Governor Burnet's removal to Massachusetts in July 
1728 undoubtedly caused the transfer of the family to Boston, 
where Stephen De Blois connected himself, as did his patron the 
Governor, with the parish of King's Chapel. The earliest written 
record thus far found of Stephen De Blois is his signature as a wit- 
ness to the will of Governor Burnet in New York in 1727, and 
the next is a vote of the vestry of King's Chapel on Easter Monday, 
26 Mar. 1733, " That M r Dublois be Organist for the year ensuing, 
at Forty pounds Salary." In the ledger of King's Chapel, also, is 
the following entry: "1735 July 2. To M r Step n Dublois, for 1 
qu r Sallery to 25th June 10.00.00>' It was voted, 30 Mar. 1741, by 
the vestry of the Chapel that " Stephen De Blois, Organist," should 
receive "y e Same Sallery as last year, p £50." Ou 11 Apr. 1748, 
" Steph 11 Deblois, Orgainist," is said to have been paid " in full 
of his year's Sallery now due 35.00.00." (Annals of King's Chapel, 
vol. 1, pp. 421, 524, and vol. 2, p. 102.)* The first mention found 

* Governor Burnet's will was made in New York, but was proved in Boston, where 
he died. The Governor's fondness for music is shown by the fact that in the long 
inventory of his effects are mentioned a large bass violin, two " trible " violins, a 
" harpsicord," a " clapsicord," a " double courtell," a " large violine or tenor fiddle," 
and two brass trumpets. It is interesting to know that Stephen De Blois, a member 
of the Governor's household, was so much a musician that as early as 1733 he became 
organist of King's Chapel, 

8 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

of Stephen De Blois in property records is in Mar. 1736, when 
he takes a mortgage from Michael Asher, a tobacco and snuff 
manufacturer, on property situated at Chambers and Lynde Streets, 
including the snuff-mill and the stock of tobacco and manufactured 
snuff which it contains. 

From the register of King's Chapel it appears that Mrs. Ann 
(Furley) De Blois died 4 July 1762, aged 75, her funeral being 
held three days later. 

Stephen De Blois's will, dated 10 Aug. 1777 and proved 26 June 
1778, mentions his sons Gilbert and Lewis ; his daughter Sarah 
Wallis and her husband William Wait Wallis ; the children, William, 
Elizabeth, Lewis, Francis, John, and Stephen, of his son Gilbert; 
the children, George, Sarah, Lewis, and Gilbert, of his son Lewis ; 
his daughter Sarah Wallis's daughter Sarah ; and his brother 
George in Oxford, and his sister Twycroft, presumably also in 
Oxford, both of whom had children. At the time of the making 
of his will both his sons were refugees in England, and he 
pathetically mentions the improbability of his ever seeing them 
again. In their absence he appoints his nephew Stephen De Blois 
of Newport, R. I., Mr. John Timmins of Boston, merchant, his 
son-in-law William Wait Wallis, and his daughter Sarah Wallis as 
his executors. If his sons, however, return before his estate is set- 
tled, he prescribes that they also shall be added to the list.* He and 
his wife are probably buried under King's Chapel in the De Blois 
tomb (tomb No. 11), which was built and owned jointly by his 
sons Gilbert and Lewis. 

Children : 

i. Sarah, 3 b. 22 Apr. 1723 ; m. at Boston 28 Apr. 1743 William Wait 
Wallis, son of Thomas and Grace (Wait), b. 14 Jan. 1721. She 
had children, one of whom, Ann, d. 27 Aug. 1748, aged 4 yrs., 4 
mos., and 1 day, and another, Sarah, was living in 1777. 

4. ii. Gilbert, b. 15 Mar. 1725. 

5. iii. Lewis, b. 9 Sept. 1727. 

3. George 2 De Blois (Louis 1 ), born at Oxford in 1710, married Eliza- 

beth , who died at Oxford 17 Aug. 1780, aged 77. He 

died at Oxford in 1799. How many children he had is not known ; 
but there were three who came to America, and there was also an 
Elizabeth who lived at Oxford and died there unmarried. 
Children, born at Oxford : 

6. i. Stephen, 3 b. 1735. 

7. ii. George, called " Sr.," b. 6 Mar. 1739/40. 

iii. Mary, b. abt. 1743; lived at Newport, R. I., with her brother 
Stephen; d. unm. 11 Dec. 1818, aged 75. She is buried in Trinity 
Churchyard, where her inscription may still be seen. 

iv. Elizabeth, lived and d. at Oxford. 

4. Gilbert 8 De Blois (Stephe?i, 2 Louis 1 ), born in New York 15 Mar. 

♦The will of Stephen De Blois seems to be in his own, a strong, clear, English hand- 
writing, and is signed "Stephen Deblois," and endorsed: "The last will of me, 
Stephen Deblois. Not to be open'd till after my Buriel." It begins: "I Stephen 
Deblois of Boston in tbe County of Suffolk and province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England, Gentleman." He divides his silver plate among his three children. 
The name of his nephew Stephen of Newport he spells as he does his own name, 

1913] The De Blois Family 9 

1725, between five and six o'clock at night, was undoubtedly named 
for Gilbert Burnet, the Governor's son. He married in Boston, 17 
Feb. 1749, Ann Coffin, fifth child of William and Ann (Holmes), 
who was born 15 Dec. 1730. Mrs. De Blois was a sister of Nathaniel 
Coffin, father of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin, Bart., and also of Eliza- 
beth Coffin, wife of Thomas Amory of Boston. Surviving her hus- 
band, she made her will 18 June 1807, and died in Dec. 1808. 

Of the apprenticeship of Gilbert De Blois nothing is known, but 
in early manhood he became a successful importer of hardware and 
other foreign goods, for many years advertising conspicuously in 
the Boston newspapers. In 175(3 his chief place of business was at 
the " Sign of the Crown and Comb," near the prison, in Queen 
Street ; then for some years he had his warehouse at the head of 
Green's Wharf. In 1764, however, he abandoned the latter stand 
for a store at the lower end of King Street, on the south side, " ad- 
joining Mr. James Apthorp's." During the smallpox epidemic in 
this same year he removed part of his large stock of hardware, 
groceries, and liquors to Weston, where he had " a commodious shop 
and store adjoining the house of M r . Josiah Smith, inn holder (on 
the great road to Worcester), at the Sign of the Half-Moon, near 
the Meeting House." (Post Boy and Advertiser, March 19, 1764.) 
In 1773 he had a shop opposite School Street, near the late Rev. 
Dr. Sewall's meeting-house. Last of all he had a shop at No. 1 

His latest dwelling-house was on Tremont Street, at the north 
corner of Bromfield Street, the whole property having been pur- 
chased by him in Jan. 1774 from Mr. John Timmins. With its fine 
garden about it, the house stood until it was burned, shortly before 
Aug. 1840, the property passing then by sale to Mr. Charles H. 
Eldredge. In 1865 Horticultural Hall was built on the site of the 
ancient house. In the Revolution this valuable property was con- 
fiscated, but Mrs. De Blois was soon afterwards permitted to buy it 
back. There this lady lived, and there her daughter, " Miss Betsey," 
also lived, probably until the house was burned. 

Gilbert De Blois planted the so-called " Paddock elms " in front 
of the Granary Burying-Ground, buying them from Mr. James 
Smith, the wealthy sugar-baker and a warden of King's Chapel in 
1722, who had imported them from England and placed them in his 
nursery at Brush Hill, Milton. In return for the trees he promised 
to name and did name a son for James Smith. (Letters of James 
Murray, Loyalist, Boston, 1901.) 

Gilbert and his brother Lewis De Blois petitioned, 15 May 1754, 
for the widening of Queen (Court) Street, because they had bought 
a piece of land at the corner of Hanover and Queen Streets, two or 
three years before, and had since built a brick house there. They 
had given some of their own land to widen Hanover Street. (Bos- 
ton Records, vol. 14, pp. 258, 261.) The building afterwards long 
known as " Concert Hall " was conveyed, 30 Sept. 1754, by Gilbert 
and Lewis De Blois, braziers, to Stephen De Blois, their father, for 
£2000 lawful money. In 1769 this property was sold by Stephen 
De Blois to William Turner, gentleman, for £1000 sterling, Turner 
at the same time mortgaging it to De Blois. It afterwards passed 

10 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

to the Amory family.* (Drake, History and Antiquities of Boston, 
pp. 641, 642.) Until the Revolution Gilbert De Blois's name ap- 
pears in many records of transfer of real estate in Boston. 

In 1774 he was an addresser of Hutchinson and in 1775 of Gage, 
being called a " shop-keeper in Cornhill." In Mar. 1776, with 
a family of four, he went to Halifax with Howe's fleet, and from 
there, probably in May, he sailed for England with other Loyalists. 
In 1778 he was proscribed and banished as an enemy of the state. 
In 1779, as one of a group of expatriated Loyalists in London, he 
addressed the Kins* Whether his wife Ann left Boston with him 
for Halifax is not known, but if she did she soon returned, and 
until her death she retained the oversight of her husband's business 
in Boston. In 1789 Gilbert De Blois revisited Boston for the mar- 
riage of his son Lewis with Ruth Hooper Dalton, and also, no 
doubt, to make his will, which bears date 3 June 1789, and was 
proved in Boston 28 Feb. 1792. 

He returned to England, probably in the late autumn of 1789, 
and died at Peckham, a suburb of London, 27 Nov. 1791, aged 65. 
He was probably buried in London. The notice of his death in the 
Gentleman's Magazine, vol. 61, part 2, p. 1161, describes him as 
"Mr. Gilbert De Blois, late of Boston, New England, mercht." 

He first appointed as executors of his will Oliver Smith, George 
De Blois of Boston, and Mr. Lewis De Blois, his brother, of Lon- 
don. But 11 Nov. 1789 he substituted for these his sons Lewis of 
New York and Stephen of Portland. In his will he mentions his 
wife Ann ; his children Gilbert, William, Elizabeth, Lewis, Stephen, 
and James Smith; his nephew George, "of Boston"; and his 
brother Lewis, in London. Among his bequests were his pews in 
King's Chapel and Trinity Church. The agent appointed by the 
court, 29 Jan. 1779, to care for his estate, because of his absence in 
England, was Dr. Thomas Bulfinch, the well-known physician, who 
performed similar service for man}*- other expatriated Loyalists, his 
old friends and fellow-worshippers at King's Chapel. 

Gilbert De Blois was long one of the most prominent supporters of 
King's Chapel, his family from their first coming to Boston having 
worshipped in this church. For many years, until his death, he 
owned pews Nos. 20 and 72, and he owned two pews in Trinity 
Church. He was a vestryman of King's Chapel from 1763 to 1776, 
and a warden from 1769 to 1775. In his portrait by Copley, which 
was painted in London after the Revolution, he is represented as 
" sitting partly in profile, dressed in a brown coat, with a white wig. 
His right hand rests upon a table before him, holding a pen, and 
over his head is a crimson curtain, with sky in the background. It 
is a fine specimen of Copley's latest manner." (Perkins, Works of 
John Singleton Copley, p. 51.) This portrait was bequeathed to his 

* Concert Hall, a writer for a newspaper has stated, "was enlarged by Mr. Amory. 
The front hall, on the second story, was 60 by 30 feet; it was admired for its correct 
proportions and the richness of its architecture. In 1817 it was not only the best, but 
the largest, hall in Boston. The entrance was on Pemberton Hill, now Court Street. 
Its basement, on Hanover Street, was occupied by Peter Brigham, oysterman, Avho 
opened and sold fourteen oysters for fourpence, half-penny (G£ cents), that being a 
Spanish coin, the only silver money of that day. From this humble occupation and 
by prudence in affairs he became owner of Concert Hall, and laid the foundation of 
his large fortune, the major part of which he bequeathed to the poor of Boston." 


1913] The Be Blois Family 11 

son Lewis, and from him it passed to Lewis's daughter Charlotte, 
after whose death it was sold to Mrs. Augustus Thorndike Perkins.^ 

The baptisms of the children of Gilbert and Ann (Coffin) De 
Blois, except Stephen, are recorded in the register of King's 
Chapel. Stephen's baptism is found in the register of Trinity 

Children : 

i. Ann, 4 b. 17 July 1752 ; d. 14 Sept. 1753. 
ii. Ann, b. 2 July 1754; cl. 14 Sept. 1755. 

8. iii. Gilbert, b. 20 Sept. 1755. 

iv. Stephen, b. 15 June 1757 ; d. 15 June 1758. 

9. v. William, b. at Medford, Mass., 7 Oct. 1758. 

10. vi. Lewis, b. 25 May 1760. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 16 Aug. 1761 ; d. unm. at Koxbury 27 Oct. 1843 ; bur. 
in the family tomb in King's Chapel. u Miss Betsey" De Blois 
has passed into history as one of Boston's noted eighteenth-century 
belles. In her youth she was wooed by u the altogether unex- 
ceptionable " Mr. Martin Brimmer, but her mother disapproved of 
the match, and just as the wedding ceremony was about to be 
performed, entered the church (perhaps King's Chapel) and for- 
bade the marriage. The town record of Boston marriages has 
this significant entry : u Mr. Martin Brimmer and Mrs. Elizabeth 
De Blois (forbid), July 24, 1777." In the Register, vol. 11, pp. 75, 
76, the story of the tragical ending of this romantic love-match is 
interestingly told, and a letter from Benedict Arnold to Mrs. 
Knox, wife of General Knox, is also given, in which, under date 
of 4 Mar. 1777, Arnold incloses a missive to " the heavenly Miss 
Deblois," with whom he also was evidently much in love. This 
letter from Arnold to Mrs. Knox is also printed in the Register, 
vol. 26, p. 201. In her grandfather's will, as we have seen, Eliza- 
beth De Blois's name occurs. It was placed there, however, not 
when the will was written, but in the early part of the succeeding 
year, 1778. In this insertion, which is made above the original 
line in the will, immediately after the name Elizabeth appears 
the word il Reconcil'd," and we have here, no doubt, unexpected 
testimony to the family's displeasure at the young lady's determi- 
nation to become Mr. Brimmer's wife. When the match was 
finally given up, her family became reconciled to her and she 
found her proper place in her grandfather's will. Miss De Blois 
inherited almost all her mother's property, including the house on 
Tremont Street, and apparently lived there in " single-blessed- 
ness and high respectability" until well on towards 1840, when 
she removed to Roxbury. She is said to have remained almost 
to the last u a straight, tall, elegant woman." Her will, dated 
27 Dec. 1830, is recorded at Dedham. 

viii. Francis, b. 4 Apr. 1763 ; d. unm. in Boston 18 Mar. 1786. 

11. ix. Stephen, b. 4 Apr. 1764. 

x. Ann, b. 10 Aug. 1765 ; d. 6 Sept. 1765. 

xi. John, b. 24 Dec. 1767; d. unm. in London, England, 8 Mar. 1784. 

xii. James Smith, b. 3 Jan. 1769 ; was purser of the frigate Constitution ; 
d. of fever, 29 Nov. 1803, in the harbor of Smyrna. He was 
named for James Smith, sugar-baker of Boston, a warden of King's 
Chapel. ( Vide supra, p. 9.) 

xiii. Isaac, b. 12 June 1770; d. 28 Jan. 1771. 

xiv. Ann, b. 8 Oct. 1771 ; d. 11 Oct. 1774. 

xv. Ralph, b. 7 Feb. 1773; d. 14 July 1774. 

xvi. Lucy Ann, b. 5 Nov. 1774; d. 10 Aug. 1775. 

De Bl 

copy of this Copley portrait, made early, and other interesting portraits of his 
^^ .^lois and Amory ancestors, besides a valuable painting of his uncle Thomas 
Amory De Blois, LL.D., of Portland, are in the possession of Dr. Thomas Amory 
De Blois of Boston. Dr. De Blois has also many letters written by members of the 
De Blois family in the earlier generations. 

12 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

5. Lewis 8 De Blois (Stephen, 2 Louis 1 ), born in New York 9 Sept. 

1727, became like his brother Gilbert a successful importer of and 
dealer in hardware and other foreign goods in Boston. His place 
of business in 175G and 1757 was atTthe " Sign of the Golden Eagle " 
in Dock Square, but in July 1763 it was at the foot of King Street. 
He announces, 24 Oct. 1763, that he has removed his stock of goods 
from King Street to his "late dwelling house on Dock Square." 
He announces also, 25 July 1763, that he intends to sail for Eng- 
land early in the next spring, and he wishes all persons indebted 
to him to settle their accounts. At this time he advertises for sale 
"a curious toned harpsicord just imported from London," which 
" is esteemed the master piece of the famous Falconer." He also 
advertises for church use an organ made by Mr. Thomas Johnston 
of Boston, formerly used in the Concert Hall. He calls for lumber, 
codfish, and mackerel. In 1774, when he becomes a "protester 
and addresser," he is called " Shopkeeper" in Dock Square. 
(Mass. Hist, Soc. Proceedings, Vol. 11, p. 392.) In Mar. 1776, 
with a family of two, he went with Howe's fleet to Halifax, from 
there, very likely in May, sailing with his brother Gilbert and other 
Loyalists for England. (Moss. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, vol. 18, p. 
266.) With his brother he was proscribed and banished in 1778. 
He was a vestryman of King's Chapel from 1763 to 1776. In 
1754 he exchanged his pew, No. 68, in the church with Samuel 
Withered for pew No. 66. 

Lewis De Blois married first, in Boston, 4 Sept. 1748 (Rev. 
Timothy Cutler, D.D., officiating), Elizabeth Jenkins, daughter 
of Robert and Elizabeth (Goddard), who was born 16 Aug. 1730 
and died 16 or 17 June 1767. He married secondly, 25 Dec. 1770, 
Elizabeth Debuke, who died in England 23 Nov. 1799, aged 74. 
Fie died in En gland 9 Feb. 1799, and in the Gentleman' 's Magazine, 
vol. 69, part 1, p. 173, appeared the following notice : " Very sud- 
denly at his apartments in Holborn, after being out on that day, 
Mr. Lewis Deblois, late merchant in Boston, North America." He 
was probably buried in London. Administration of his estate was 
granted in Boston, 9 Sept. 1800, to his eldest son George. 

Children by first wife : 

12. i. George, 4 called " Jr.," b. 27 Oct. 1750. 

ii. Sarah, b. 29 Dec. 1753; m. 25 Dec. 1771, in King's Chapel Parish, 
her father's first cousin, George 3 De Blois, called " Sr.," b. at 
Oxford 6 Mar. 1739/40, founder of the Halifax, Nova Scotia, 
branch of the family. ( Vide infra, 7.) 

13. iii. Lewis, b. 10 Apr. 1762. 

iv. Gilbert, b. 20 Dec. 1763; d. at Providence, R. I., June 1785, prob- 
ably without issue. 

6. Stephen 8 De Blois, Jr. (George, 2 Louis 1 ), born at Oxford in 1735, 

came, it is said, in a warship to Newport, R. I., at the age of thir- 
teen, and decided, like his brother George, to make New England 
his home. On the earliest stages of his business career no light is 
thrown ; but in Sept. 1757 " Wickham and De Blois "* advertise in 
the Boston Gazette, at the " Sign of the Golden Eagle, opposite to 
Dr. Tweedy's," and at their store " opposite to Col. Malbone's brick 
house," a large stock of hardware, India goods, etc. In May 1763 

* The name of this Newport firm was later " De Blois and Wickham." 

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Stephen De Blois, Jr., advertises a similar, though larger stock at 
his shop at the " Sign of the Golden Eagle," Dock Square, Boston, 
George De Blois, his brother, also announcing in the same adver- 
tisement a mixed stock of hardware, spices, silks, threads, canvas, 
hour-glasses, coffee-mills, etc., at his shop in Salem. ( Boston Gazette, 
May 9, 1763.) It will thus be seen that Stephen, Jr.'s, place of 
business in Boston at this time was the same as that of his cousin 
Lewis, but what business connection there was between the two 
does not appear. In the News Letter of February 23 and March 15, 
1764, Stephen, Jr., informs the public that he has opened a store 
in Dedham, at the house of Dr. Nathaniel Ames (the almanac- 
maker), where he has a large stock of hardware. lie will take in 
exchange for new goods old pewter and brass. This temporary 
removal, like that of his cousin Gilbert to Weston at the same 
time, was made necessary by the epidemic of smallpox raging in 
Boston. How soon after this Stephen, Jr., removed permanently 
to Newport, R. I., is not known, but the Biographical Cyclopedia 
of R. L, part 1, p. 114, says that in Newport he was first an im- 
porter of hardware, then a shipping merchant and ship-owner, al- 
together one of the most considerable merchants in the town. 

In the Revolution he was a Tory, and for a while he left New- 
port for New York; but he resettled there in Aug. 1784, and in 
1790 his household is described as consisting of one male over 16, 
two males under 16, six white females, and two slaves. His 
dwelling-house was on Thames Street, " opposite the old Ruggles 
house," and there he died, 15 Feb. 1805, in his 70th year. He was 
a vestryman of Trinity Parish, Newport, and is buried in Trinity 
Churchyard. The inscription on his tombstone calls him a "re- 
spectable citizen and merchant of Newport," and the Biographical 
Cyclopedia says that he was generous, enterprising, public-spirited, 
and foremost in every movement for the prosperity and welfare of 
the town. 

He married first,* at Newport, 9 Dec. 1767, Rebecca Wick- 
ham ; and secondly, 15 Mar. 1779, Jane or Jenny Brown, who 
died 8 July 1829, aged 78, and whose inscription may be read in 
Trinity Churchyard. 

Child by first wife : 
i. George, 4 bapt. 12 Aug. 1770 in Trinity Parish, Newport. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Ann, m. Capt. Kobert Robinson of Newport. 

iii. Stephen, m. Sarah Ellis Dean. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 15 Oct. 1786; m. Timothy Pearce. 

v. Rebecca, bapt. Jan. 1788, when 3 months old ; m. David Thatcher. 

vi. John, bapt. 2 Dec. 1790; m. Sarah Cookson Scott. 

vii. Jane, bapt. 16 Mar. 1797 ; d. unm. at Newport abt. 1878. 

7. George 3 De Blois (George? Louis 1 ), called " Sr.," born at Oxford 
6 Mar. 1739/40, reached Boston, Mass., in Jan. 1761, and on Christ- 
mas Day, 1771, being then of Salem, married, in King's Chapel 
Parish, Sarah 4 De Blois, daughter of Lewis, 8 his first cousin, and 
Elizabeth (Jenkins). Sarah De Blois was born in Boston 29 Dec. 
1753. ( Vide supra, 5.) 

* This is believed to have been his first marriage. 

14 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

George De Blois lived at Salem, but seems to have had business 
connections with his relatives Gilbert, Lewis, and Stephen De Blois, 
and was in business with George De Blois, Jr. Like his cousins 
in Boston he was an ardent Tory, and in 1774 signed addresses to 
Hutchinson and Gage. In Apr. 1775 he was obliged to flee from 
Salem, leaving behind him property valued at £438. 11. 5 J, of 
which, however, he recovered a good deal. (Essex Institute Histor- 
ical Collections, vol. 43, p. 302.) When he saw that it was necessary 
to leave Salem, he first planned to go to Boston, but this plan he 
found impracticable, and he therefore embarked for Halifax, 29 Apr. 
1775, in the brig Minerva, with his own family, a Mrs. Cottnam and 
her family, Dr. John Prince, and Mr. James Grant. He left Hali- 
fax, 14 June 1777, in the transport Catherine, for New York, where 
he staid for three years, until 28 July 1781, when he left New York 
harbor on the Britannic for Halifax, sailing 1 Aug. from Sandv 
Hook. He reached Halifax again 14 Aug. 1781, and establishing 
a commission business lived there, perhaps without again visiting 
the United States, until 1799. In the latter 3 r ear, in very poor 
health, and accompanied by his daughter Sarah, he left Halifax, 
4 May, in the schooner Mary for Boston. After eight days he 
reached Boston, and from there went to Newport, R. I. In Newport 
his illness increased, and he died, 18 June 1799, probably at his 
brother's house. In the churchyard of Trinity Church is a tomb- 
stone, on which is the following inscription : 

" Sacred to the memory of George De Blois, Esq., a reputable 
merchant of Halifax, Nova Scotia, who departed this life the 18 th 
of June, 1799, in the 59 th year of his age ; and of his sister, Mary 
De Blois, died December 11, 1818, aged 75 years." 

On the 8th of May, 1802, a little less than three years after her 
husband's death, Mrs. George De Blois sailed from Halifax in the 
schooner Mary with her sons Stephen Wastie and William Minet 
and her daughters Lydia and Ann Maria, to make her home once 
more in Massachusetts. The next month the sons returned to Hali- 
fax, but the mother and daughters remained at Dedham. At Hali- 
fax the sons continued their father's business in the name of their 
mother, Sarah De Blois. It is not known in what year Mrs. De 
Blois herself returned to Halifax ; but she died there at the house 
of her son Stephen Wastie, 25 Dec. 1827, "aged 74." 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. 20 Nov. 1772 ; bapt. in St. Peter's Parish, Salem. 
Stephen 2 De Blois of Boston records in his family Bible : " My 
grand-daughter Sarah was delivered of a daughter, November 20, 
1772." Elizabeth De Blois m. at the house of her sister Sarah 
Boggs in Halifax, 16 Sept. 1802, Lieut. William Despakd, bach- 
elor, of the 7th Regt., Royal Fusiliers, nephew of Lieut. -Gen. 
Despard. Children: 1. Harriet Murray. 2. Philip, a captain in 
the army. 3. Letitia. 4. George Packenham, a clergyman of the 
English Church. 

ii. Sarah, b. at Salem 18 Aug. 1774; m. at Halifax 3 Sept. 1800, by 
Rev. Robert Stanser, afterwards Bishop of Nova Scotia, to Thom- 
as Boggs, son of Dr. James and Mary (Morris), b. 1771. Chil- 
dren: 1. James George. 2. Ann Ansell. 3. Sarah. 4. Thomas. 
5. Fanny. 6. Henry. 7. George. 8. Stephen. 9. Bowman. 10. 
Kate. 11. Edwin, d. young. 

iii. Maky, b. at Halifax 20 June 1776 ; bapt. in St. Paul's Parish by Rev. 
Dr. John Breynton, 

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iv. Rebecca, b. in New York 5 Mar. 1778 ; bapt. there 7 Apr. following 
by Rev. William Walter, D.D.; m. May 1811 Rev. John Bart- 
lbtt, a graduate of Harvard, pastor of the Second Congregational 
(Unitarian) Parish, Marblehead, Mass., from 1811 to 1841) ; d. 24 
Dec. 1858. Children: 1. John Stephen. 2. Sarah Lydia. 3. 
Samuel William. 4. George Edward. 5. Mary Susan. 6. Lewis 
Be Blois. 

14. v. Stephen Wastie, b. in New York 16 Jan. 1780. 

15. vi. Geohge Lewis, b. at Halifax 17 June 1782. 

vii. Lydia Harriet (or Harriot), b. at Halifax 19 June 1784; m. at 
Dedham, Mass., 25 Nov. 1805, Rev. James Flint, D.D., b. at North 
Reading, Mass., 10 Dec. 1779, d. at Salem 4 Mar. 1855. Dr. Flint 
was graduated at Harvard in 1802, and settled first at East Bridge- 
water, Mass. He then became pastor of the East Church (Uni- 
tarian) of Salem. Children: 1. Sarah Ann. 2. Frances Maria. 
3. Amelia Grant. 4. James. 5. William Be Blois. 6. Elizabeth 
Bespard. 7. Henry Elkins. 8. George Herbert. 9. Caroline Ban- 

viii. Ann Maria (or Mary Ann), b. at Halifax 19 or 20 July 1787 ; bapt. 
by Rev. Joshua Wingate Weeks ; d. unm. at Dedham, Mass., 30 
Oct. 1802, in her 16th year. 

ix. Francis Edwin, b. 25 Oct. 1789 ; bapt. by Rev. Joshua Wingate 
Weeks; d. 27 July 1790. 

16. x. William Minet, b. 7 or 10 Nov. 1795. 

8. Gilbert 4 (Gilbert* Stephen,' 1 Louis 1 ), born 20 Sept. 1755, married 

an English wife, whose name we do not know. In the Revolution 
he sympathized with the American cause, and thus incurred his 
father's severe displeasure. He died probably 12 Nov. 1803. 
Child : 

17. i. Francis Gilbert, 5 b. abt. 1781. 

9. William 4 De Blois {Gilbert, 2 Stephen,' Louis 1 ), born at Medford, 

Mass., 7 Oct. 1758, and baptized in King's Chapel 20 Oct. 1758, 
married, 11 Sept. 1785, Sarah Williams, who was born at Salem, 

A merchant in Boston, he was also captain of a ship, and about 
1796 was seized by the French and taken to Bordeaux. In 1789 
he was in Georgia. In 1786-87, in 1796-97, and possibly between 
1788 and 1796, he was a vestryman of King's Chapel. In 1785 
he owned pew No. 55 in the Chapel ; and in the same year pew No. 9, 
which as early as 1754 had been acquired by Samuel Wentworth, 
father of Lady Frances Wentworth, was sold to him by the wardens. 

He died in London, and administration on the estate of " Wil- 
liam De Blois, mariner," was granted in Boston, 26 Jan. 1807, to 
Thomas Appleton, trader. 

Children : 

18. i. Gilbert, 5 b. 24 June 1786. 

ii. Sally Williams, b. 12 May 1788 ; bapt. in King's Chapel 9 Nov. 
1788 ; m. 28 Sept. 1809, by Rev. John Sylvester John Gardiner, 
D.D., to John Clark Brown, son of Josiah and. Susanna 
(Clark), b. 19 Dec. 1781. Children: 1. John Be Blois, b. 1813. 
2. Sarah, b. 1819. 3. Susanna Elizabeth, b. 13 May 1820. 4. 
Augusta Magee, b. 13 July 1822. 5. Hannah Louisa, b. Feb. 1826. 

iii. Charles Jarvis, bapt. in King's Chapel 12 Aug. 1792 ; d. young. 

iv. Augusta, bapt. 18 Aug. 1795. 

v. Augusta Smith, bapt. 8 Nov. 179G ; m. James Magee. 

vi. Thomas Melville, b. 1800; d. unm. at Salem 25 Feb. 1892, aged 
92. He lived first at Halifax, N. S., where he was clerk to Stephen 
Wastie De Blois (Bowie and De Blois), and afterwards at Bath- 
urst, Richibucto, and St. John, N. B. 

16 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

vii. Caroline Louisa, bapt. at Charlestown, Mass., 27 Oct. 1805 (record 
at King's Chapel) ; in. (1) Charles Church Chandler Tucker ; 
m. (2) 25 Aug. 1842 Asahel Huntington, Esq., of Salem, for 
whom see Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vols. 11, pp. 81-114:, and 15, p. 
295 ; d. at Salem 17 Aug. 1888, aged 82. Children by second hus- 
band : 1. William De Blois, b. 15 Aug. 1843 ; d. at Manila Mar. 
18C8. 2. Sarah Louisa, b. 23 July 1845. 3. Arthur Lord, b. 23 
July 1848; d. 19 Oct. 1902. 

10. Lewis 4 De Blois (Gilbert, 8 Stephen, 2 Louis 1 ), born 25 May 1760, 

married, 21 July 1789, Ruth Hooper Dalton, daughter of Hon. 
Tristram and Ruth (Hooper) of Newburyport, Mass., who was born 
17 May 17G7. He was living in New York 11 Nov. 1789, as his 
father's will shows. He was a purser in the U. S. Navy in the 
War of 1812, was afterwards stationed as purser at the Charlestown 
navy-yard, whither he was ordered 18 May 1815, and was subse- 
quently Portuguese consul at Boston. He died in Boston 24 Mar. 
1833, and was buried in the De Blois tomb. 
Children : 

i. Mary Ann, 6 b. 1790; d. unm. 

ii. Charlotte, b. abt. 1791 ; d. unm. at Boston 24 July 1881, aged 90. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. at Philadelphia, 1792 ; d. unm. at Boston 4 May 1849, 
aged 56. Her will, dated 6 Apr. 1849, mentions her brother Dal- 
ton and her sisters Matilda and Charlotte. 

iv. John, d. unm. 

v. Matilda D., b. at Georgetown, D. C, abt. 1798 ; d. unm. at Boston 
6 Aug. 1863, aged 65. 

vi. Dalton, b. abt. 1800; d. unm. at Boston 11 Apr. 1854, aged 54. 
Administration of his estate was granted to his sister Matilda, 
29 May 1854. 

11. Stephen 4 De Blois (Gilbert, 9 Stephen, 2 Louis' 1 ), born in Boston 

4 Apr. 1764, married, 25 Sept. 1792 (Rev. Samuel Parker offici- 
ating), his first cousin, Elizabeth Amory, daughter of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Coffin), who was born 26 July 1768 and died 21 
Oct. 1850. He died at the United States Hotel, Boston, where he 
had long made his home, 3 June 1850. 

He went to Portland, Me., soon after the conclusion of peace 
with Great Britain, in 1783, opened a store at the corner of Ex- 
change and Middle Streets, Portland, and in 1788 purchased that 
property of Dea. Richard Codman. In his father's will, dated 11 
Nov. 1789, he is mentioned as living at Portland. Two years after 
his marriage he returned to Boston to reside. (Register, vol. 10, 
p. 63, and vol. 22, p. 199.) 

Children : 

i. Stephen, 5 Jr., b. abt. 1793; d. at Boston 21 July 1817, aged 24; 
bur. in the De Blois tomb. He had been long at Savannah, Ga. 

ii. Thomas Amory, b. at Boston Dec. 1794; bapt. in Trinity Parish, 
Boston, 4 Jan. 1795 ; m. Dorcas Deering, daughter of James of 
Portland, Me. ; d. at Portland, Me., 14 Sept. 1867, without issue, 
aged 72 years, 9 months. His wife survived him. He was gradu- 
ated at Harvard College in 1813, and practised law at Portland, 
Me. During the administrations of Presidents Taylor and Fill- 
more he was U. S. district attorney for Maine, and in 1857 repre- 
sented Portland in the legislature. Bowdoin College conferred 
on him in 1867 the degree of LL.D. (See biographical sketch in 
Register, vol. 22, p. 199.) 
19. iii. John Amory, b. in Boston in 1797. 

iv. Elizabeth Amory, bapt. 12 Aug. 1799 ; d. 1876. 

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v. Catharine Codman, bapt. 25 June 1801 ; d. young. 

vi. Mary Newell, b. 1804; d. 1876. 

vii. Nathaniel James, bapt. 18 May 1800 ; m. abt. 1845 Mrs. Angkltque 

L. V. (Roussu) Hubd; d. 8.p. at Boston 13 Aug. 1858, aged 52. 
viii. Edward A., bapt. 2 Aug. 1808 ; d. at New Orleans in 1832. 

12. George 4 De Blois (Lewis, 8 Stephen, 2 Louis 1 ), called " Jr.," born 
27 Oct. 1750, married first, in Boston, 10 Oct. 1773, Catharine 
Laugiiton, who died at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 21 Apr. 177G, aged 
24;* secondly, in New York City, 11 Aug. 1777, Lydia Scott; 
and thirdly, 22 June 1800, Mrs. Ruth (Hooper) Jenkins 
of Newburyport, Mass., widow of Lewis Jenkins. He died in 
Boston, G Sept. 1810, aged 60, and was buried in the De Blois 
tomb in King's Chapel. In pursuance of the widow's petition in 
1810, administration of the estate of George De Blois was granted 
to George Lewis 4 De Blois, son of George, 3 a nephew and" second 
cousin of the deceased, and the widow herself was appointed, 8 
Nov. 1810, guardian of her two children. 

At the time of his first marriage George De Blois was living at 
Newburyport. In a memorial to the British Government, claiming 
recompense for losses he had sustained in the Revolution, he says 
that at the beginning of the war he was settled in Newburyport, 
Mass., but that in April, 1775, he embarked with his family for the 
River St. John. When his uncle Gilbert's will was made he was 
probably living in Boston. 

Children, by third wife : 

i. George, 6 b. 30 Dec. 1810; bapt. in Trinity Parish, Boston, 25 Apr. 

ii. Elizabeth Jenkins, b. 20 Nov. 1811 ; bapt. in Trinity Parish, Bos- 
ton, 2 Feb. 1812. 

13. Lewis 4 De Blois, Jr. (Leivis, s Stephen, 2 Louis 1 ), born in Boston, 

10 Apr. 17 02, and baptized in King's Chapel, is said to have been 
in 1777 in the employ of Stephen De Blois of Newport, R. I. He 
married, but his wife's name is unknown. In his American Loyal- 
ists Sabine confuses Lewis, Jr., with his father Lewis ; but Sabine's 
statement that after the peace Lewis was a merchant in St. John, 
N. B., and in 1705 a member of the Loyal Artillery there, prop- 
erly refers to Lewis, Jr., and is undoubtedly true, lie died at 
St. John, 9 Oct. 1801, "aged 30." 
Children : 

i. Mary, 5 d. unm. 

ii. Elizabeth Cranston, m. at St. John, N. B., James White, Esq., 

Sheriff of the County of St. John, 
iii. Thomas L., a sea-captain, lost at sea; no children, 
iv. George, mate with his brother Thomas L. ; d. in Jamaica, W. I. 

14. Stephen Wastie 4 De Blois (George, 3 Sr., George 2 Louis 1 ) born in 

New York, 16 Jan. 1780, and baptized there 13 Feb. following 

by Rev, William Walter, D.D., married Jane Catharine , 

who died 17 June 1854, aged 52. 

He was a prominent merchant at Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was 
at first attached to St. Paul's Parish. In the defection from that 

*In the register of St. Paul's Pai-ish, Halifax, where this record is found, there is 
also recorded the burial, 23 Apr. 1776, of a Charlotte De Blois, the name Charlotte 
being here undoubtedly an error for Catharine. 

18 Old Boston Families [Jan, 

parish, 1824-1826, however, he withdrew, and connected himself 
with St. George's ; and on the south wall of St. George's Church, 
the " Round Church," there is a tablet to his memory. 

He died 26 Dec. 1848, and is buried in St. George's Church plot 
in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax, where his wife and other members 
of the family also lie. In his will, dated 18 Apr. 1844, he mentions 
his wife, his two sons, his daughter Sarah Wastie, then under 21, 
and his nephew, Rev. George Packenham Despard. 

Children : 

20. i. George Wastie 5 . ,.«.,.- 

ii. Samuel Wastie, barrister, b. probably in 1827 ; d. unm. at Halifax 

23 Mar. 1870, aged 43. 
iii. Sarah Wastie, m. Albert Hensley, Esq., of Charlottetown, P.E.I. , 

and has issue. 

15. George Lewis 4 De Blois ( George* Sr., George, 2 Louis 1 ), born at 

Halifax 17 June 1782, and baptized by Rev. John Breynton, D.D., 
removed in early life to Boston, where he became a well-known 
shipping merchant, connected successively with the firms of Cool- 
idge, De Blois and Co., George L. De Blois and Co., and Skinner 

and De Blois. 

He married in Boston Amelia Grant, daughter of Moses of 

Boston, who was born 2 Mar. 1792, and died 20 Aug. 1867. He 

died 22 or 23 Oct. 1837, and is buried in the family tomb in King's 

Chapel. The guardianship of her three youngest children was 

granted, 21 Mar. 1842, to Amelia De Blois. 
Children : 

i Stephen Grant, 5 b. in Boston 1 Aug. 1816 ; m. 29 Oct. 1850 Amelia 
D. Grant, dau. of Samuel of Philadelphia, Fa., formerly of Bos- 
ton; d. without issue 5 Apr. 1888. For mauy years he was a 
prominent member of Trinity Church, Boston. (See Register, 
vol. 44, pp. 324-325.) 
21. ii. George Lewis, Jr., b. in Boston 6 Jan. 1822. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. Frederick Bush of Boston. 

iv Sarah Ann, m. James Bush of Boston. 

v Anne E., m. (1) Capt. Nye; m. (2) 22 July 1858 Alexander Per- 
ceval, Esq., of Temple House, co. Sligo, Ireland, barrister, b. 25 
June 1821, third son of Alexander Perceval, Esq., of Temple 
House, J. P., Lieut.-Col. of the Sligo militia, Sergeant-at-Arms to 
the House of Lords, and his wife Jane Anne (L'Estrange). (See 
Burke's Landed Gentry.) 

vi. Francis Edward, drowned in Ipswich Bay. 

16. William Minet 4 De Blois (George, 3 Sr., George, 2 Louis 1 ), born at 

Halifax 7 or 10 Nov. 1795, and baptized by Rev. Robert Stanser, 
D.D., married Jane Vermilye Pryor, daughter of John and 
Sarah (Stevens), who was baptized at Halifax 19 Jan. 1802. He 
died 27 Dec. 1837 ; and his widow was married, secondly, to George 
W. Daniel, and lived in Nevis, British West Indies. 

Children : 
i. Edward Pryor, 5 a merchant at Halifax. 

ii Sarah Jane, m. 17 Sept. 1846 Lord William Kennedy, then Captain 
11. A., b. 30 Nov. 1823, d. 5 Mar. 1868, sixth child of Archibald, 
Earl of Cassilis, grandson of Archibald, twelfth Earl of Cassihs 
and first Marquis of Ailsa, and younger brother of Archibald, 
second Marquis of Ailsa; d. 5 Feb. 1875. Children: 1. Mary 
Oswald. 2. William. 3. Mabel Esme. 

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Iii. Emma Sophia, m. Capt. Charles Austen, R. N., son of Admiral Sir 
Charles Austen, K. N., and nephew of Miss Jane Austen, the 

iv. Kev. Stephen William, D.D., b. at Halifax 4 Aug. 1827; bapt. in 
St. Paul's Parish by Rev. Edward Wix, Bishop's Chaplain ; grad- 
uated at Acadia College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia; m. at Wolfville, 
14 Feb. 1855, Mary Sophia Fitch, dau. of Simon, Jr., and Sophia 
Henrietta (DeWolf), b. 24 June 1827. Children: I. Henrietta 
Sophia, b. 20 Dec. 1855 ; d. 29 Aug. 1859. 2. Eev. Austen Kennedy, 
Ph.D., LL.D., now of Boston, Mass., who m. Erminie Dagmar 
Day, and has children. (Eaton's History of King's Co., Nova 
Scotia, pp. 487, 625.) 

v. Jane Vermilye, b. 19 July 1829; d. unm. at Plymouth, England, 
probably in 1903. 

vi. Rev. Henry Despard, M.A., D.C.L., a clergyman of the Church of 
England in Nova Scotia and rural dean, b. at Halifax 13 Oct. 
1831; bapt. in St. Paul's Parish; graduated at King's College, 
Windsor, N. S. ; d. at Annapolis Royal 6 June 1911. He m. (1) 
Eleanor Esmond Spurr, dau. of Thomas and Charlotte (Van 
Buskirk) ; m. (2) 4 Feb. 1891 Margaret Mary McLachlan of 
Lunenburg, N. S. Children by first wife: 1. Henry, m. in Cen- 
tral America a lady of Spanish origin, and has three children. 2. 
William Minet, m. Bessie Ritchie, dau. of Rev. James J. of Anna- 
polis Royal, and has three children. 3. Frederic, living in Central 
America, probably unm. 4. Emily Charlotte, m. Charles McCor- 
mick, merchant, of Annapolis Royal. 

vii. William Minet, Jr., solicitor. 

viii. Frederick Charles, b. 5 May 1838 ; d. young. 

ix. Louis George, M.D., a well-known physician of Bridgetown, N. S., 
m. 25 June 18G3 Armanilla Wlllett of Granville, N. S., dau. of 
Walter and Rebecca (Gilliatt). Children: 1. Louis William. 2. 
Ella Jane, m. (1) Hastings Freeman of Shelburne, N. S.; m. (2) 
Harry V. Barrett of Boston, Mass. 

17. Francis Gilbert 5 (Gilbert, 4, Jr., Gilbert* Stephen? Louis 1 }, born 
about 1781, was baptized in Trinity Parish, Boston, as an adult, 24 
Feb. 1808, George De Blois and his wife acting as sponsors. 

He married Millicent M. , who died in Boston, 25 Nov. 

1834 or 1835, aged 46, and was buried' in the family tomb in King's 
Chapel, administration on her estate being granted to Thomas W. 
Phillips, 28 Aug. 1837. He died in Boston, 18 Apr. 1831, aged 
50, and was buried also in the tomb in King's Chapel. He and his 
wife Millicent were witnesses to the will of his grandmother, Ann 
De Blois. 

The guardianship of their daughter Millicent De Blois (her mid- 
dle name being either Alicia or Cecilia), aged about seventeen, was 
granted, 30 Oct. 1837, to George W. Phillips of Boston. After the 
death of their parents the younger children were much under the 
care of their great-aunt, Miss Elizabeth De Blois. 

Children : 

i. Gilbert Francis, 6 bapt. in Trinity Parish 29 June 1809 ; d. young. 

ii. Ann, d. unm. 

iii. Elizabeth, d. unm. 

iv. Margaretta Mary, m. in Trinity Parish 9 June 1836, by Bishop 

Griswold, to Capt. Philip Dumaresq, and had eight children. 

(Register, vol. 17, p. 319 ; and Pickering Genealogy, p. 844.) 
v. Millicent Alicia (or Cecilia), b. abt. 1820; d. unm. 
vi. Francis Gilbert, b. 1822 ; d. 23 Dec. 1822, aged 11 mos. 
vii. John, d. young. 

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20 Old Boston Families [Jan. 

. GILBERT 5 De Blois ( William, 4 Gilbert, 9 Stephen,* Louis 1 ), born 24 

June 1786, married Caroline Annie , who was baptized 

in King's Chapel Parish, with her two elder sons, 26 June 1812. 
He died in Boston 9 Sept. 1820. 
Children : 

22. i. John Brown, 6 b. 1810. 

ii. William Lewis, bapt in King's Chapel 2G June 1812 ; lived in Maine, 

where he m. and had issue, 
ili. Augusta. 
iv. Henry G., probably lived and d. unm. in Westchester Co., N. Y. 

19. John Amory 5 De Blois (Stephen, 4 Gilbert? Stephen, 2 Louis 1 ), born in 

Boston in 1797, and baptized in Trinity Parish 21 Sept. 1797, was 
graduated at Harvard in 1816. He married Emily .Jane Rousse, 
daughter of Jean Claude and Anne (Onfre), who was born in Vir- 
ginia 21 Nov. 18_!2 and died in Boston 2 Feb. 1907. He died at 
Colnmbus, Ga., 30 May 18,35, and administration of his estate was 
granted to Edward A. Dexter of Boston, 22 Oct. 1855. * 
Children : 

i. Thomas Amory, 6 M.D., a well-known physician of Boston, b. 27 Jan. 
1848 ; graduated at the U. S. Naval Academy and was for 18 years 
in the Navy; graduated later in medicine at Dartmouth in 1877 
and at the University of New York in 1878 ; m. Louisa Dorixthea 
Anderson, dau. of Charles E. of New York. Children: 1. Eliza- 
beth Amory. 2. Lewis Amory, S.B. (Harvard), 1899. 

ii. John Edward, b. 1850; d. at Manila, 1875. 

ili. Nathaniel James, b. 1853; d. at Newport, E. I., 1900. He was of 
the firm of De Blois and Eldridge, Newport. 

20. George Wastie 5 (Stephen Wastie? George? Sr., George? Louis 1 ), 

married, probably at Charlottetown, P. E. L, Sarah Frances 


Children : 

i. Alice R., 6 m. George Peate. 

ii. Kobekt Fitzgerald, m. DesBrisay. 

iii. Ada Maria. 

iv. George Walter. 

v. Louis Heath. 

vi. Bessie (twin), b. abt. 1857; d. young. 

vii. Frances (twin) , b. abt. 1857 ; d. 25 Feb. 1883, " in her 26 th year " ; bur. 

at Halifax, 
viii. Kathleen Beatrice. 
ix. Laura, d. unm. 

x. George Dundes, killed by an accident at sea. 
xi. Mary Peters, d. unm. 

21. George Lewis, 5 Jr. (George Lewis? George, 8 Sr., George? Louis 1 ), 

horn G Jan. 1822, married Amanda Malvina Fuller, and died 
23 Jan. 1890. 

*Thc Columbus Enquirer of 5 June 1855 contains the following: "This sudden 
death of one of our leading merchants fills our entire community -with profound sor- 
row. In all the relations of life Mr. John A. De Blois was a model man; he was one 
of the pillars of the Episcopal Church. He was a native of Boston, but lias resided 
in this city since 1<S:>7, and has been actively engaged in the commission business as 
a member of the firm of Hall and De Blois, a firm which has contributed much to the 
prosperity of the city of Columbus by its extensive business relations with Northern 
manufacturers. Honest and upright in his business relations, social in his intercourse 
with his fellows, a model husband, father and citizen, he dies without leaving an 
enemy behind him, and his loss is deplored by the community as a public calamity." 

1-913] Will of Rev. Obadiah Holme® 21 

Children : 

i. Jeannie,* m. (1) James K. Page; m. (2) Samuel S. C. Williams. 

ii. Harriet Smitk, m. Edwin Augustus Boardman. 

iii. George Lewis, 3d, b. 17 Aug. 18G7; graduated at Harvard in 1889; 
m. Mary Brooks, dau. of John F., Esq. ; is of the firm of Bur- 
roughs and De Blois of Boston; has a dau. Elizabeth. 

22. John Brown 6 De Blois (Gilbert, 5 William, 4 Gilbert* Stephen, 2 
Louis 1 ), born at Bath, Me., in 1810, and baptized in King's Chapel 
26 June 1812, married, 10 June 1838, Lydia. Fillebrown, who 
died 27 Nov. 1882, aged 76 years and 2 months. He died in Boston 
17 Mar. 1887, aged 1Q years, 6 months, and 15 days- 
Children : 

i. John G., 7 b. 20 Mar. 1839 ; d. 28 Oct. 1857. 

ii. George, b. 25 Oct. 1840? d. 17 Apr. 1843. 

iii. Augusta Elizabeth, b. at Cambridge, Mass., 23 Mar. 1843; d. at 

Boston 5 Nov. 1864. 
iv. Charles Thomas, b. 29 May 1844 ; lives in Boston, unm. 

An Isaac De Blois, Sabine says, " was in the service of the King, and a 
lieutenant. In 1784 a lot in the city of St. John, New Brunswick, was 
granted him by the Crown." He was probably another member of the 
Oxford, England, family, of whom we have no further knowledge. Nor 
have we any further knowledge of Elenor Deblois or Dublois, married, 
according to Boston records, 9 Sept. 1787 to Jonathan Bellows, or Violet 
Deblois, married 4 June 1789 to Prince Hunter. 


Communicated by Miss Edith May Tilley of Newport, R. I. 

The original will of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, a copy of which fol- 
lows, was found recently among the Bull family papers, which are 
now in the possession of Charles M. Bull, Esq., of New York City 
and of Newport, R. I, No recorded copy of this will is known to 

These are to Signifie that I obadiah Holme of Newport on Rhod Island 
Being at present threw the goodness And mercy of my god of Sound mem- 
ory And being bydayly intimations putt in mind of the frailty And In- 
certainty of this present Life doe tharefore for Settling my Estate in this 
world which it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon mee make And or- 
daine this my Last will And testament in mano r following Committing 
my Spiritt unto the Lord y l gave it mee, And my body to y e Earth from 
whence it was taken, in hops And Expectation that it Shall from thence 
be Raised at the Resurrection of the Just. 

Imp rs I will that all my Just debts which I owe unto Any person be 
payd by my Executo r hereafter named in Convenant time After my de- 

Item I give And bequeath unto my daughte r Mary Brown five pounds 
In mony or Equivlent to mony: Item I give And bequeath unto my 

22 Will of Rev. Obadlah Holmes [Jam 1 * 

daughte r Martha odlin tenn pounds in y e Like pay Item I give unto m^ 
daughte r Liddiah bownd tenn pound Item I give And bequeath unto myd 
two grand Children y e Childrin of my daughte r Hopestill Taylor frv\2 
pounds Each And if Either of them deceas the Surviver to have tenn 
pounds Item I give And bequeath unto my Sonn John Holme tenn 
pounds Item I give And bequeath unto my Sonn obediah Holme tenn. 
pounds Item I give And bequeath unto my grand Children the Children 
of my Sonn Samuel Holme tenn pounds to be payd unto them in Equall 
portions all these portions by mee bequeathed my will is Shall be payd 
by my Executo r in mony or equivilent to mony Item I give And bequeath 
unto All my grand Children Now Living tenn pounds And tenn shillings 
in y e Like pay to be Lay d out to by Each of them Abibell Item I give 
unto my grand Child Martha brown tenn pounds in the Like pay all which 
Afore Said Legacies are to be payd by my Executo r hear After named in 
mano r heare Expressed that is to Say the ferst paymt to payd with in one 
yeare After y e decease of my wife Katraine holme & twenty pound y e 
yeare till all y e Legacies be payd And Each to be payd According to the 
Degree of Age My will is And I doo heare by Appoynt my Son Johna- 
than Holme my [so]le Executo r unto home I have Solde all my Land 

housing itnd Stock for the pe r formance of the Same Legacies Above 

And my will is that my Executo r Shall pay unto his Mother Katrain 
Holmes if Shee Survifes & Lives the Sume of twenty pounds In Mony or 
Mony pay for hir to dispose of As Shee Shall see Cause 

Lastly I doo desire my Loving friends M r James Barker Sen r m T Joseph 
Clarke And m r Phillip Smith all of Newport to be my over Seers to see 
this my will truly p r formed In Wittness Whare of I have heare unto 
Sett My hand And Seall this ninth day of Aprill 1681 

Signed Sealled and Delivered Obadiah : hullme. 

In the p r sence of [Seal] 

Edward Thurston 
Weston Clarke 

Edward Thurston Senr And Weston Clark Appeared before y e Coun- 
ciell the 4 tb of Decemb r 1682 And did upon their Ingagments declare & 
owne that they Saw obidiah holmes deceased Signe Seall And deliver the 
Above Ritten Will as his Act And deed and at y e time of y e Sealling heare 
of he was in his perfitt Memory According to y e best of our understandings 
Taken before y e Counciell As Attest Weston Clarke, Town Clerk 

The Above Written Will is Entered on Record in the 80 page of the 
Councills book N° 2 belonging to y e town of Newport 

g Weston Clark Town Clerk 

In "A Letter to all my children," dated 17th day, 10 mo., 1675, 
Rev. Obadiah Holmes writes : 

And now my son Joseph remember that Joseph of Arimathea was a 
good man and a disciple of Jesus and was bold and went boldly and asked 
the body of Jesus and buried it. My son John remember what a loving 
and a beloved disciple he was. My daughter Hope* consider what a grace 
of God hope is and court after that hope that will never be ashamed but 
hath hope of eternal life and salvation by Jesus Christ. My son Obadiah 
consider that Obadiah was a servant of the Lord and tender in spirit and 
in a troublesome time hid the prophets by fifty in a cave. 

* Called Hopestill in the will. 

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My son Samuel remember Samuel was a chief prophet of the Lord 
ready to hear his voice saying speak Lord for Thy servant heareth. 

My daughter Martha remember Martha although she was cumbered 
with many things yet she loved the Lord and was beloved of him for He 
loved Mary and Martha. 

My daughter Mary remember Mary she chose the better part that shall 
not be taken away and did hearken to the Lord's instructions. 

My son Johnathan remember how faithful and loving he was to David 
that servant of the Lord. 

My daughter Lidiah remember how Lidiah's heart was opened her ear 
bored her spirit made to be willing to receive and obey the apostle in what 
the Lord required and was baptized and entertained and refreshed the 
servants of the Lord. 

In the Register, vol. 64, pp. 237-239 (July, 1910), evidence 
is offered to show that Rev. Obadiah Holmes was the son of Robert 
Hulme of Reddish, in the parish of Manchester, Lancashire, Eng- 
land, and was baptized 18 Mar. 1609/10. Additional evidence as 
to his English connections is afforded by his memoirs, in which Rev. 
Obadiah Holmes writes : 

The twentieth day of the tenth month in the year 1675 I Obediah 
Hullme now come to the evening of the day being sixty nine years old or 

He also says, in speaking of his parents : 

Three sons they brought up aright to the University at Oxford. 

A letter of Rev. Obadiah Holmes, which, unfortunately, contains 
no further genealogical information, ends with these sentences : 

This for Mr John Angher, and my brother Robert Hullme, and broth- 
er in law, and sisters ; with Mary Howly, . . . 

For Robert Hullme at his house in Redish near Gorton Chapel in the 
parish of Manchester. In Lancashire. 

In these sentences, therefore, Rev. Obadiah Holmes positively 
identifies Robert Hullme of Reddish near Gorton Chapel as his 


By G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr., A.M.,, of Newport, K. I. 

Nathaniel Mott, one of the pioneers of Scituate, Mass., left 
a large and interesting family, which scattered into various parts 
of New England, some of them attaining eminence in various walks 
of life previous to the War of* *the Revolution ; but, curiously 
enough, nothing about him except the meagre and imperfect account 
to be found in Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island 
and a brief and incomplete statement in Harris's James Mott of 

24 Nathaniel Mott of Scituate [Jan, 

Dutobees County, N. Y., and his Descendants, p. 7, has ever ap- 
peared in print. The present article will deal with Nathaniel Mott 
and his sons, showing where they settled, giving their children, and 
tracing a few of his more distinguished descendants. 

1. Nathaniel 1 Mott, of Scituate, Plymouth Colony, and Braintree, 
Mass., is first mentioned, as an inhabitant of Scituate, in the list of men 
able to bear arms in Plymouth Colony in 1643. In 1645 he was one of 
the eight Scituate men sent out in the expedition of Plymouth Colony 
against the Narragansett Indians, and he served thirteen days. He is 
next found in 1656 in the neighboring town of Braintree, where he mar- 
ried. Tho Middlesex court records mention him as living at Mr. Parker's 
farm, 22 Dec. 1663. The births of his children are all recorded in the 
Braintree records, and the same records state that he was one of the four 
Braintree men killed by the Indians, 23 Feb. 1675/6, when they made 
their incursion into that town. Nathaniel Mott seems to have been a man 
of humble position, for he nowhere appears in the Suffolk land evidence, 
and he left no will. He married at Braintree, 25 Dec. 1656, Hannah 
Shooter, widow of Peter of Scituate. 

Children, born at Braintree : 

i. Nathaniel, 2 b. 28 Dec, 1657; d. 13 Mar. 1660/1. 

2. ii. John, b. 19 Aug. 1659. 

3. ill. Nathaniel, b. 30 Aug. 1661. 
iv. Mary, b. 15 Dec. 1664. 

v. [Ly]dia, b. 12 July 1666 ; possibly m. Caleb Littlefield of Brain- 
tree, Mass., and of Kingstown and New Shoreham, E. I., ancestor 
of the Khocle Island Littlefields. 

4. vi. Samuel, b. 25 Jan. 1668/9. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 17 May 1671; m. 30 Dec. 1690 Edmund Littlefield 
of Wells, Me., and Braintree, Mass., ancestor of the Littlefields 
of Norfolk and Bristol counties. 

viii. Experience, d. 24 Dec. 1672. 

5. ix. Edw t ard, b. 11 May 1673. 

6. x. Ebenezer, b. 16 Sept. 1675. 

2. John 2 Mott {Nathaniel 1 ) , of New Shoreham, R. L, and Lyme, 
Conn., born at Braintree 19 Aug. 1659, removed to New Shoreham, 
or Block Island, with his brother Nathaniel about the year 1680. 
His name appears in the list of freemen there in 1684. He sold 
land at Block Island 19 Dec. 1689, and again 27 Mar. 1693, when 
he is described as "formerly of this Island, but now of Lyme, 
Connecticut." This is all that has been gleaned concerning his 
career. He married, 16 Oct. 1683, Marcy Tosh, daughter of 
William and Jael (Sullivan) of Block Island. This William Tosh 
appears to have been the William Macintosh who was among the 
Scotch prisoners shipped to New England by Cromwell in 3 651. 
alter the battles of Dunbar and Worcester, most of whom were sold 
to the Lynn and Braintree Iron Works. Tosh or Macintosh mar- 
ried at Braintree, 7 Dec. 1660, Jael Swilvan, who was evidently 
one of the ship-load of Irish captives sent to New England in 1 654. 
When the Braintree men §&t out to settle Block Island, Tosh 
was among the first settlers, and became a man of prominence 

Children : 

i. Anna, 3 b. at Block Island 9 Jan. 1634; d. young* 
ii. Anna, b. at Block Island 8 Jan. 1G85. 

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iii. Sarah, b. at Block Island 19 Jan. 1088. 

iv. Mary [possibly a mistake for Makcy], b. at Lyme, Conn., 5 Jan. 
7. v. Makcy, b. 1695. 

3. Nathaniel 2 Mott (Nathaniel 1 ), of New Shoreham, R. I., born at 

Brain tree 30 Aug. 1661, followed his father-in-law Nathaniel 
Winsley of Salisbury, Mass., to Block Island, where he was a free- 
man in 1684. He became one of the leading citizens of New 
Shoreham and a large landowner. In 1695 and for many subse- 
quent years he was town clerk, from 1700 to 1710 he was deputy 
from the Island to the Rhode Island General Assembly, and in 
1710 he was lieutenant of the Block Island company. He married 
first, 29 Nov. 1682, Hepzibah Winsley, daughter of Nathaniel 
of Salisbury, Mass., and Block Island ; and secondly, 23 Jan. 1 693/4, 
Sarah Tosh or MacIntosh, daughter of William and Jael 
(Sullivan) of Braintree and New Shoreham. Nathaniel Mott's 
will is dated 14 Nov. 1717, and proved 12 Dec. 1717. He is the 
ancestor of all the numerous Motts of New Shoreham. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Mary, 3 b. 6 Mar. 1684. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. 9 Oct. 1688; d. 4 Apr. 1706. 

iii. John, b. 25 Mar. 1690; d. 2 Mar. 1692. 

Children by second wife : 

iv. Sarah, b. 24 Dec. 1694. 

v. Lydia, b. 18 Mar. 1697. 

vi. John, b. 1 Jan. 1699/1700. 

vii. Bathsheba, b. 24 Apr. 1702. 

viii. Experience, b. 27 Oct. 1705. 

ix. Nathaniel, b. 25 Nov. 1706. 

x. Edward, b. 19 Mar. 1709/10. 

xi. Miriam, b. 20 July 1712. 

4. Samuel 2 Mott (Nathaniel 1 ), of Lyme, Conn., born at Braintree 25 

Jan. 1668/9, was at Lyme as early as 6 Apr. 1692. He resided 

in that part of Lyme known as Joshua-town. He was a yeoman of 

large landed property. His will, on iile at New London, is dated 

20 Aug. 1751, and was proved 16 Apr. 1753. He married first, 

at Lyme, 6 Apr. 1692, Mary ; and secondly Margaret 

■ , who survived him. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Mary, 3 b. 10 Mar. 1692/3. 

ii. Samuel, b. 1 Feb. 1693/4; d. bef. 12 June 1735. 

iii. Hannah, b. 11 Mar. 1696/7. 

iv. John, b. 25 Dec. 1698; m. 5 Oct. 1732 his first cousin, Hannah 

Mott, dau. of Edward of Westerly, R. I. 
v. Experience, b. 8 Mar. 1703/4. 
vi. Lydia, b. 22 Mar. 1706. 
vii. Nathaniel, b. 16 July 1707. 
viii. Deborah, b. 1 June 1710. 

5. Edward 2 Mott (Nathaniel 1 ), of New Shoreham, Kingstown, and 

Westerly, R. I., born at BraMte^|^ May 1673, followed his 
brothers to Block Island, wher' was a freeman in 1696, and 

constable in 1700. He married*, 9 Dec 1695, Penelope Tosh, 
widow of William, Jr. His i". -irmly is the most obscure of all the 
Mott families of this generation, in. 1702 he was at Block Island, 

26 Nathaniel Mott of Scituate [Jan. 

but he had removed to Kingstown by Mar. 1713, when he was 
sued by Capt. John Greenman of Kingstown for trespass (Newport 
County Court Files). He resided in that part of Kingstown which 
was set off to South Kingstown in 1723, and he is found there as 
late as 1727. He became a freeman of Westerly 1 May 1730. 
Administration on his estate was granted, 26 May 1735, to his 
widow Penelope, who was living as late as 29 Apr. 1751, when we 
find an account of the town oi Westerly with Nathan Burdick for 
going to " ye presten " after widow Mott's goods. The births of 
his children appear nowhere in the vital records of the towns in 
which he lived, nor do the probate records of his estate furnish any 
complete list, but from certain deeds at Westerly, the record of the 
settlement of his estate, and various items in the town records, it 
can be shown that he had issue as below. 
Children : 

i John, 3 of Stonington and Westerly. 

ii. Hannah, m. 5 Oct. 1732 John Mott of Lyme. 

iii. Sarah, m. 16 July 1738 William Thorn of Westerly. 

iv. Samuel, of Westerly, R. I. He was the father of the distinguished 
General Samuel Mott, b. at Westerly 31 Oct. 1736. The latter re- 
moved to Preston, Conn., where he became a very eminent citizen, 
a deputy, a magistrate, and an officer in the Revolutionary War, 
and d. at Preston 17 May 1813, u aged 78 years." 

v. A daughter, m. bef. 27 Jan. 1751/2 John Lewis. 

vi.? Abigail [probably], m. 27 Jan. 1722/3 Samuel Worden of Kings- 

vii. ? Patience [probably], m. 8 May 1726 Nicholas Holway of Kings- 

6. Ebenezer 2 Mott (Nathaniel 1 ), of Scituate, Mass., born at Braintree 

16 Sept. 1675, is the only one of Nathaniel Mott's sons who re- 
mained in the original home of the family in New England. He 
removed from Braintree to Scituate, where he married, 19 Feb. 
1699/1700, Grace Vinall. He died 1 Jan. 1736. He is the 
ancestor of all the Motts of Scituate and the adjoining towns. 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer, 3 b. 26 Sept. 1700. 

ii. Grace, b. 17 Aug. 1702. 

iii. John, b. 11 June 1707. 

iv. Mary, b. 21 Mar. 1712/13. 

v. Elizabeth, b. 17 July 1716. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. 23 June 1720. 

7. Marcy* Mott (John, 2 Nathaniel 1 ), born 1695 (gravestone), died 

3 Apr. 1761. " Marcy Mott of New Shoreham " was married at 
Block Island, 1 July 1714, to Caleb Littlefield, Jr., "of Kings- 
town." She is clearly the daughter of John and Marcy (Tosh) 
Mott, for the wills of Nathaniel and Samuel Mott eliminate them 
from consideration as her father, while Ebenezer Mott of Scituate 
married too late to be her parent. She must therefore be the 
child of either Edward or John Mott. Now Edward Mott was 
living at Kingstown at the time when she was called of New 
Shoreham. We find no'^Jpce of any daughter Marcy for Edward 
and Penelope Mott, and the names Edward and Penelope nowhere 
occur among her descendants. On the other hand, the first son of 
Caleb and Marcy (Mott) Littlefield was named John, a new name 
in that branch of the Littlefield family. 

1913] Descendants of Samuel Goodwin 27 


Her son, John Littlefield, Esq., was a prominent man at New 
Shoreham, being warden, deputy, and ensign. He married Phoebe 
Ray, and was the father of Capt. William Littlefield of Newport, 
R. I., a distinguished Revolutionary officer and senior warden of 
Trinity Church there, and of Catherine Littlefield, the wife of Major- 
General Nathaniel Greene. William Littlefield, Jr., son of Capt. 
William, was for many years collector of the port of Newport. 


Communicated by Hon. Henry Sewall Webster, A.M., of Gardiner, Me. 

The book from which the following records are taken was given 
to Hon. O. B. Clason of Gardiner, Me., by Mrs. Margaret Fen- 
lason of Fort Kent, Me. Mrs. Fenlason is a daughter of the late 
Major William Dickey of Fort Kent, who was a prominent figure 
in Maine politics, and occupied a seat in the legislature for many 
consecutive years. On account of his complete control of his legis- 
lative district he was called " The Duke of Fort Kent." He married 
Lydia F. Bodfish at Gardiner, Me., 23 Oct. 1842. 

Samuel Goodwin and his son Samuel were identified with the 
settlement and early history of Pownalborough on the Kennebec 
River, a town which included the present towns of Dresden, Per- 
kins, Wiscasset, and a part of Alna. The elder Samuel was a 
member of the so-called Plymouth Company, composed of the pro- 
prietors of the Kennebec Purchase, who had obtained this grant 
originally from the Pilgrim Colony at Plymouth. Both he and his 
son were extensive owners of real estate in Pownalborough.* 

In this book there are two series of entries. The first series is 
found only on the right-hand pages, and is written in a large, fair 
hand which might be compared to copperplate if the simile had not 
been so often employed. The rest of the writing, most of which is 
on the left-hand pages, is much inferior. Perhaps the first series 
was written by an experienced penman at Mercy Bodfish's dicta- 

*For this Goodwin family see a paper read by the late Charles E. Allen of Dresden 
before the Maine Historical Society, 17 Mar. 1892, and entitled Some Huguenot and 
other early Settlers on the Kennebec in the present Town of Dresden. From this paper, 
which has been published in pamphlet form, it appears (p. 23) that John Goodwin, 
father of the elder Samuel Goodwin, was born " at Savers Dock, near London, Eng- 
land," 16 Mar. 1683, and came to Boston, Mass., in 1712, his wife, two sons, and a 
daughter following him to Boston the next year. The wife and daughter died soon 
afterwards, and John Goodwin married Lydia Sprague, daughter of Jonathan of 
Maiden, Mass., the Boston records giving 25 Nov. 1714 as the date of this marriage. 
She died at Charlestown in 1739, aged 57 years. Samuel Goodwin, only son of John 
and Lydia (Sprague) Goodwin, was born k< near King's Chapel, Boston," 27 Jan. 1716, 
this date appearing also in the record given below and in Boston Births, 1700-1800, 
p. 114, where the birth of" Samuel Son of John Goodwin and Lydia his Wife" is re- 
corded. There is also something about this family in Wyman's Genealogies and Es- 
tates of Charlestown. 

28 Descendants of Samuel Goodwin [Jan. 

tion, while most of the second series is probably in her handwriting. 
There are breaks in the record, caused by somebody's having cut out 
parts of leaves, and these breaks have been indicated in the usual 
way, by a succession of periods. The entries in the first series are 
printed in order below, and are followed by those in the second 

First Series of Entries 

Mercy Boclfish Her Book God give Her health And Strength to go Thrue 

All her Lawful Undertakings 
Samuel Goodwin My hon d Father was Born in Boston On the 27 st Day of 

Jenua y 1716 
Elizabeth Willard My hon d Mother was Born In Salem On the 4 th Day 

of Novem r 1714 
My honoured Father and Mother was Marrid by the Rev d Docter Cool- 
man On The 15 th Day of Febr* 1738 
Samuel Goodwin Jun r first Son of my honoured Father And Mother was 

Born on the 10 th Day of Feb 1 ' 1739/40/ at six Oclock a Sunday Morning 

At Charletown 
Lydia Goodwin Daughter of Said Goodwin was Born on the the 11 th Day 

of April 1742 at Charleton at six Oclock A Sunday Night 
Elizabeth Goodwin Daughter Of the Aforesaid Goodwin was Born at 

Charletown on the 21 st Day of Nov r 1743 A monday Morning at five 

Abigail Goodwin Daughter Of the Aforesaid Goodwin was Born at Charle- 

town on the 24 th Day of October 1746 A fryday Morning at five Oclock 

Sarah Goodwin Daughter of the aforesaid goodwin was Born at Charle- 

town on the 1 1 th Day of June 1749 a sundy Morning at 3 Oclock 
Mercv Goodwin Daughter Of the aforesaid Goodwin was Born at Charle- 

town on the Sixt Day of August 1752 Old stile A thuesday in the 

Afternoone Between 5 Or 6 Oclock 
Rabackah Goodwin Daughter of the Aforesaid Goodwin was Born at 

Charlet n On the 8 th Day of November 1755 new stile Between 4 or 5 

A clock saterday Morning 
Thursday the 7 th Day of October 1762 Was Marrid Samuel Goodwin 

Junio r My Brother to Miss Anna Goud in the Publick place of Worship 

at pownalborough by the Rev d M r Jacob Bayley Minister of said place 
Monday the 1 st of March in the Morning was Born Lydia Goodwin My 

\sic~\ first Daughter about 11 or 12 aclock In the Day In the Year 1763 
Tuesday the 13 th Day of November 1764 My sister Lydia was marrid to 

Cap n Robert Twycross the son of the Rev d Robert Twycross of Watter- 

perry Tn Oxfordshire In old England he was Born at Brill in Bucking- 

hamshier December 25 th on old Christmass Day In the Year 1747/8/ 

and Marrid In Pownalborough by the Rev d Jacob Bayley 
Ann Goodwin Daughter of my Brother Goodwin was born January 13 th 

1765 Sunday Night about 12 or One Oclock She was his second child 
Samuel Twycross Goodwin son of My Brother Goodwin born on Monday 

Night About 9 or 10 Aclock November. 3 d 1766 he was his third Child 
George Goodwin son of my Brother Goodwin was Born November the 8 th 

1768 On Monday Night about 5 or 8 Aclock he is his fourth Child 
Robert Harcourt Twycross son Of m}^ Brother and Sister Robert And Lydia 

Twycross was Born Tuesday October the 17 th 1769 being A very Re- 

1913] Descendants of Samuel Goodwin 29 

markable Earthquake- Taken in Travel about a 11 or 12 Aclock at 

Night and continuid till 11 or 12 in the Day and then Brought to bead 

then a Nother Terrible Earthquake 
Stphen Nymphas Twycross was born the 8 th of Decem br 1773 The son of 

the above* 
Pownalborough April 1 4 th 1774 Mercy Goodwin Daughter of Major Samuel 

Goodwin was Marrid to Nymphas Bod fish Of sandage by Judge Bowman 

Of pownalborough in the county of Lincoln on a fast dayf .... 
Joseph Goodwin Bodfish son of the Aforesaid was Born at sandage the 29 th 

Day of September 1776 Sunday Evning at 7 aclock. 
William Bodfish son of aforesaid was Born at sandage the 3 d Day of April 

1779 on a saterday 10 aclock Morning 
Pownalborough October 3 d 1776 Abigail Goodwin Daughter of Major 

samuel Goodwin was Marrid to M r Thomas Johnson by the Rev' 1 Jacob 

Bayley On Thursday Afternoon .... 
Thomas Johnson son of Aforesaid John And Rebeca Johnson was Born 

Feb* the 8 th 1778 Sundav at 10 or 11 Aclock in the Monning .... 
Sep r the 3 d 1782 This Day Mary Bodfish Daughter of the aforesaid 

Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was Born Tuesday Morning At 7 Aclock 

at Pownalborom>h court house 
October the 13 th 1784 Samuel Goodwin Bodfish Son of the Aforesaid 

Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was Born Wednesday Afternoon about 5 

Aclock Tn Fairfield 
Margret Bodfish Daughter of the Aforesaid Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish 

Was Born at pownalborough at Judge Bowmans house October the 16 th 

1786 Wednesday Mornning at 8 th Aclock 

My Honoured Mother Elizabeth Goodwin Departed this life Feb y 20 th 

1787 In the 73 d Year of her Age 

Nathan Bodfish son of the Aforesaid Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was 
Born at f airfield June the 6 th 1789 Satterday Morning Between 9 or 10 

Pownalborough June 1786 Joseph Bodfish son of Nymphas and Mercy 
Bodfish Departed this life on Sunday 

Abigail Bodfish Daughter of Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was Born at 
Fairfield December 30 th 1790 thursday Night at 12 Aclock .... 

Mercy Bodfish Daughter of the Aforesaid Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish 
Was Born in Fairfaild March the 7 th 1794 at two Aclock in the Morn- 
ing Tuesday % 

Mary Bodfish Daughter of the Aforesi d Nymphas Mercy Bodfish was 
Marrid To M 1 ' George Daggett by the Rev d M r Cain Clinton November 
30 th 1797 

Samuel Goodwin Ju r Departed this life 1798 In the 59 nt Year of 

His Age 

Nathan Bodfish Departed this Life Febr? 26 th 1799 In the 10 Year of Age 
and Resind his life with Cheafulness to the will of God and call ed For 
his Coffin and took the last Fairwell of his Father and Mother And all 
the Familey Amen 

*This entry, although not in the same handwriting as the other entries of the first 
series, follows immediately the record of the birth of Kobert Harcourt Twycross and 
evidently belongs to the first series of entries. 

t Nymphas Bodfish, son of Joseph and Mary (Ellis) of Sandwich, Mass., was born 
5 May 1752. See Freeman's History of Cape Cod, vol. 2, p. 143, where also the an- 
cestry of Joseph Bodfish is given. 

X This word is in a different handwriting from that of the other entries of this series. 

30 Descendants of Samuel Goodwin [Jan. 

Nymphas Bodfish my dear Husband, departed this Life. August y e 14th. 
AD 1801. in the 50 Year of his Age He was perfectly resigned to the 
will of God. He was greatly Lamented by all his Relations and Friends. 

With pleasure he resignd his Breath 
And fell a willing Prey to Death. 

Second Series of Entries 

Fairfield March th 14 1826 This day Enoch Goodale Jordan Son of Tris- 
tum and Mercy Jordan was born on monday morning March th 14 1825 

This day Harriot Granger Jordan was born Daughter of Tristum and 
Mercy Jordan august th 25 1827 on Sunday morning 

Harriet Jordan was born aug th 25 1831 on Sunday 

March th 14 1825 1825 Enoch Goodale Jordan Son of Mercy and Tris Jor- 
dan was born att fairfield March th 14 1825 on monday morning 6. oclock 

Harriet G Jordan was born aug the 25 1827 on Sunday morning 

Mercy Hart Daugher of Nymphas and Mercy Hart was mirred to Cap to 
Tristram Jurdon of Saco Dece mbr th 22=1822 • was mirred by Daniel 
Chase Esq r Esq r att Atkinson Maine 

Daniel Jordon son of the afforesaid Mercy & Tristram Jurdon was born 
the 21 day of Septmbr 1823 att hermony maine and departed this life 
th 16 of June 1824. Daneil Jordon son of the afforesaid Tristram & 
Mercy Jordon 

March th 18 1837 this day Mercy Hart Came to Board att Adam Lones 
Reciveid for the above board 1 25 

March the 27 3 

april the 2 

april the 20 2 50 

• ••••• Q 

Hancock Feb ry th 20 1785 Brother Baily and m r Johnson was up att our 
house, and went to Cannaan to bye Corn, and Brother Bailey did agree 
to let me have the Gore of land that Lay the south side of his lot which 
he purch d of maj or Sam 11 Goodwin and Lay the south side of the Joutts 
Brook and he Called it about two acres and he Give me possession 

Hencock March the 26 1785 this day we set out m r Bodfish and myself 
for Pownalborough. and I delivered to Majo r Goodwin a deed of a tract 
of land which he had given to me several years before which proved to 
be out of the plimouth pattern, and my father Maj or Goodwin did Give 
me in lieu a deed of a tract of land Laying the south side of martin 
streen so Called and he Give me a Good warrantee deed march th 30 
1885 [mc] and on his tract of Land. Layin. at the heade of the river 
lots the head of the river lots being four 100 poles from Kennebeck and 
maj or Goodwin lent me his surveyer Compass, and we got sain 1 waston 
Esq r to run round the above land April 1785 and took possession in my 
name by twig and turf & turf as they told me and in a year or two after 
ward we found that Mathew Chase had trespast d on it and we Got Sam 11 
weston Esq r of Cannaan to run round it again with majo r Goodwins Com- 
pass and Chain. . And we allways kept up our boundres and in the year 
1793 in Octob r we got M r Epheram Ballard Surveyer to run round it 
again when he run out maj or Goodwin Great lot and maj 01 ' Sam 11 Good- 
win was up att our house in now fairfield with mr Ballard . and I rode 
out with maj or Goodwin in the loggin road and he did put me in pos- 
sesion of the affore said land again, which lay att the head of the river 
lots, which is 400 rods from Kennebec river 

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the Consideration of the above deed was five dollors to me in hand paid by 

M. B. and for the love and good I have for my Daughter Mercy Bodfish 

and mentions the Deed I deliver d back to him March 1785 
in Dresden Feb 19 1831 aged 75 my sister Rebeca Johnson widow of 

Johson [sic] Johnson departed this life suddenly 
octo br the 18 1800 m r Bodfish went to Boston with Mary Dagget and 

Margret Bodfish 
Feb ry the 26 1801 I went to Boston after my dear husband, went to bath 

& then hierd a man to Carry me to portland and then went on in the 

stage i found my husband very ill. asked advice of Doc tr warren. 

and brought him home to our house and children may th 1. 1801 
my dear husband departed this life august the 14. 1801 on my afflicted 

mind was their ever disstres like this 
Betsey Chase was born the 10 day of Feburday 1775. 
Pownalborough July 1787 Judge Sumner and Lady was att our dwelling 

house in pownalborough and tarry d Eight or ten days and while the 

Judge attendin Court Mrss Sumner & I rode out for pleasure, attended 

by M r Davies. and again we rode to Esq r Brides* and Judge Bowman 

went to accompany us. one or 2 days after : we rode out up above the 

Court house Call d and Drank tea at mrss Twy crosses 
April 10 th Mrss Emry moved to Adams Loan 
Mercy Hartt came to Adams Lone .... 

May th 29. 1829 or 30 th we moved to Eleazer Nobles their to live 
Fairfield march tb 3 d 1831 March th 3 d 1831 This day Mercy Jordan was 

Mirred : to Adam C. Loan 
Decmb r the 15 1831 This day Robert Harcourt Loan was born son of 

Mercy Loan and Adam Loan 
Fairfield march th 3 d 1831 This day Mercy Jordan was mirrid to Adam 

Decem br the 15 1831 this day Robert Harcourt Loan was born son of 

Adam and Mercy Loan .... 
Will 11 ' Bodfish son of Joseph Joseph Bodfish of sand witch was Born Born 

jeneuary the the 7 th 1752 . . . . 
December the 18 1837 Melvin Loan was born on Moanday moring .... 
.... miss Lydia page April 18 1804 mirred by will" 1 Kendle Esq r of 

Fairfield Sep tm th 19 1810 Abigail Bodfish fourth Daughter of Nymphas 

and Mercy Bodfish was mirred t'o mr Elezer Noble Sep tr 19 1810 by 

will 111 Kendle Esq r 
Sam 11 G Bodfish son of Nymphas & Mercy Bodfish was mirred to miss 

fanny Chase Sep br th 20 1810 by will" 1 Kendle Esq r all of Fairfield 
Mercy Bodfish fifth Daughter of Nymphas and Mercy Bodfish was merrid 

to mr Nathaniel Hartt son of mr John Hart, mirrid by Will 1 " Kendle 

Esq 1 ' f airfield March th 17 1811 Sunday afternoon 
Fairfield Decem br 12 1813 Mercy Chase Grand Child of Mercy Hurt was 

mirred to mr adverdis \sic~\ Shaw was merrid by General Will 1 " Kendle 

Esq r Decem br th 12 1813 
Clinton June th 13 1811 Henry thattcher Chase son of Assa and Margret 

Chase was born at Clinton June the 13 1811 Fryday morning 7 oclock 

. . . Chase, and Ann Whitcomb was Baptiz d by the Rever d mr 
Chawick of Scarborough, march th 8 1814 on Tusday Evening 

* Probably Esq. Bridge is the man referred to. 

32 Descendants of Samuel Goodwin [ Ja^ . 

march th 15 1814 Lydia Twycross daggett and Emily Daggett and Eliz th 

wliitcomb was Baptiz d by the Rev d inr Chadwick of Scarbourough on 

Tuesday afternoon 
william Henry Bodfish son of Will 1 " and Lydia Bodfish was born Decm br 

th '23 1804 at Fairfield Sunday morning 
Clarissa P. Bodlish was born at f airfield JN r ov br th 4 1806 Tusday morning 
Louisa Adams Bodfish at Fairfield octob r th 31 1808 monday morning 1808 
Nancy Page Bodlish was Born at Fairfield Sep tmr Sep tn,r th 23 1810 
John Hart my dear Husband departed this life August th 20 th 1826 A D 

in the 69 : year of Age : 1 Greatly lament my dear Husband I am torn 

from all my bleeding heart held dear — from all thats lovely — all thats 

Good Com bind, in 
William Bodlish Son of Nymphas and Marcy Bodfish departed this at Sand- 
wich December y e 15th. 1780 5 Oclock afternoon. # 
Betsey Chase Daughter of Nym s and Mercy Bodfish departed this life 

July the 5 th Tusday 1803 She was Greatly Lamented by all her friends. 

She left Seven young helpless Children 
September the. 14 th 1803 Fairfield 1803 Mercy Bodfish widowe was 

mirrid To M r John Hartt widower from Hampsheir was mirrid By Sam 11 

Toby Esq 1 " in the County of Kennebeck 
October th 22 1809 Fairfield Margarttas Bodlish Daughter of Nymphas 

& Mercy Bodfish was mirred to mr Asa Chase of Clinton Massathusetts. 

By Will 111 Kendle Esq r 
Benj 11 Hartt Noble son of Eleaze and Abigail Noble was born at Fairfield 

Sunday afternoon July the 28. 1811 
Sam 11 Goodwin Bodfish son of Sam 11 G. and Fanny Bodfish was Born at 

Fairfield July the 28-1811 a Sunday afternoon 
Fanny Chase was born in Concord ISew hamshire on wednessday after- 
noon. March the 28 1791 
Charity Daggett was born in fairfield on monday morning September th 

16 1799 
Lydia Daggett was born in fairfield on Sunday night Jenery the Eight 8 

Emily Daggett was born in fairfield on Sattaday afternoon March th 22- 

George Daggett son of George and Mary Daggett was born in Fairfield on 

Sattaday afternoon Novem br th 18 1809 
Mary Ann Daggett was born in fairfield on monday morning 6 oclock 

Octob r th 7 1811 . . . . 
fMahailly Chase Daughter of Asa and margret Chase was born at fairfield 

No vein br tix 10 1814 on Thursday morning 2 oclock 
Stattira Chase Daughter of Asa and Margret Chase was born at fairfield 

March the 1 1817 on Sattaday noon 12 oclock 
Hariot Chase daughter of the aiforesaid Chase was born may the 1819 

on f[r]iday th 14-1819 
Franklin Chase was born th Dece mbr th 5 Thursday afternoon 7 oclock 

1821 1821 
Fairfield Octo br 29 1816 This dav David Pratt Came To my house and 

said that some person had told that Asa Chase took the Cattle which he 
prat had Repleven d . from Sheerif Burjes- without his leave . . but it 

was a lie for he had Given Asa leave to sell them where he Could, and 
prat-said he had lent Asa Chase-five Dollors to Go on with the oxen 

* The handwriting in this entry is somewhat like that in the first series of entries, 
f The remaining entries are on the two sides of a loose leaf. 

1913] Genealogical Research in England, 33 


Transcribed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English .Research 

[Continued from vol. 66, page 359] 


The Will of John Besbeech of Beddcnden in the County of Kent, 
yeoman, 28 June 7 James [160 ( J]. To be buried in the parish church- 
yard of Beddenden. To my wife Dorothy a cow, half my corn, all my 
leases, and a bedstead which standeth in the house where Richard Foster 
her son now dwelleth. To Richard Foster and Patience his wife, Thomas 
Foster and Elizabeth his wife, Richard Yong and my sister his wife, and 
Thomas Stocke and his wife, to each a gold ring of the value of 10s. To 
young John Beale my godchild 2 Us. The residue of my goods and chattels 
unbequeathed to my two sons John Besbich and Thomas Besbeech, and 
I make them my executors. 

My will regarding my lands. To my wife Dorothy for her dowry £20 
a year out of my lands, but if she marry again only £14. To my son 
John Besbich and his heirs a messuage and lands in lledcorne and Bidinden 
which I lately purchased of Richard Standen, and my messuage lately pur- 
chased of Simon Chittenden in Biddenden at a place there called Omenden. 
My wife to have out of my said lands £1 2 a year, but only £9 if she marry 
again. To my son Thomas Besbich and his heirs a messuage and lands 
which I lately purchased of Robert Tayler of Halden, lying in Frittenden 
and Hedcorne, and my messuage purchased of Anne White in Frittenden 
on the den of Buckhurst, my wiL'e to have £8 a year out of said lands, but only 
£5 if she marry again. [Signed] John Besbich. Witness : Henry Payne, 
scriptor. Proved 8 March 1 GOD/10 by .John Besbeech one of the execu- 
tors, with power reserved for the other executor. (Archdeaconry of Can- 
terbury, vol. 58, fo. 21G.) 

The Will of Dorothy Bestbeech of Biddenden in the County of Kent, 
widow, 27 December 1619. To Thomas Foster's three children a pair of 
sheets each. To Philip daughter of my son John Besbeech a pair of sheets. 
To Mary daughter of my son Richard Foster a bedstead and a cupboard. 
To John son of my son John Besbeech six napkins and a silver spoon now 
in his father's hands. To Mary Rowlett, my son Thomas Bestbeech 's servant 
maid, a gown now in my son Thomas' house. To Margery Winter, my 
son John Besbeech's maid servant, a gown. To John the son of my son 
John ^T,ale £6, part of such money as his father oweth me. To my son 
John .Tnsbeech a n such money as is due from him to me out of the yearly 
rent he is to pay me, at my decease. To my son Thomas Besbeech all such 
household stuff of mine as he hath in his keeping, except my linen, and all 
such rent as shall be due from him to me, except £8 which he shall pay 
to my son Richard Foster. Residue of all my moveable goods and chattels 
n^taSjriueathed to my son Richard Foster, whom I make executor. [Signed] 
84marke of Dorothy Bestbeech. Witness: John Stow.'* Proved 4 Jan- 
•aay84 1619/20 by the executor named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
oi86h, fo. 51.) 

nigrant to New England. 


34 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Besbeech Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts 
of Biddenden, co. Kent, 1539-1636 

1551 Willm Bestbydge and Maryane Cooke married 14 May. 

1551 Susane daughter of besbyche christened 5 March [1551/2]. 

1554 Thomas son of William Besbyche christened 11 March [1554/5]. 

1562 Roger son of William Besbeche buried 17 July. 

1563 Thomas Whyte and Dory the Bestbyche married 14 June. 

1564 Agnis daughter of Wyllyam Bestbych christened 28 September. 
1566 William son of William Bestbeche christened 23 February [1566/7]. 
1575 Abell base-born daughter \_sic~] of Richard Bestbeche christened 

8 May. 

1586 John Bestbeech and Dorathy Foster widowe married 31 October. 

1587 John son of John Besbeech christened 8 October. 

1589 Thomas son of John Besbeche christened 3 March [1589/90]. 
1592 Sarah daughter of John Besbeche christened 13 August. 
1609 John Besbych householder buried 26 February [1609/10]. 

1615 John beshbeech and Elizabeth Taylour married 27 November. 

1616 Phillippe daughter of John Besbetch christened 23 March [1616/17]. 

1618 Thomas Besbich and Anne Baseden married 14 January [1618/19]. 

1619 John son of John Besbich christened 4 April. 

1619 Dorathye Besbich widowe buried 1 January [1619/20]. 

1620 Marye daughter of John Besbich christened 18 March [1620/1]. 

1622 Edward Besbich an old man buried 20 September. 

1623 James son of John Besbiche christened 6 January [1623/4]. 

1625 Susannah daughter of John Bespitch christened 5 February [1625/6]. 
1628 Elizabeth daughter of John Besbich christened 30 November. 
1630 Elizabeth daughter of John Besbich christened 22 August. 

Besbeech Entries in the Parish Registers of Frittenden, 

co. Kent, 1561-1638 


1621 Sara daughter of Thomas Bestbeech 6 January [1621/2]. 

1624 Alice daughter of Thomas Bestbeech 29 June. 

1611 Mary Bezbeech to Nycholas Payne 9 July. 

1634 Anne wife of Thomas Bestbeech 21 April. 

The Will of Henrye Austen of Byddenden in the County of ?Taiu, 28. 
December 1570. To be buried in the churchyard of Byddenc ^. To 
Marye and Thomasyn Austen my daughters 40s. each, to be paid to either 
of them at marriage or age of twenty years. To Thomas Austen my son 
£4 in money or goods, he paying to Dorothe Austen and Rebecca AusCen 
my daughters 40s. each at marriage or age of twenty years. The residue 
of all my moveable goods to my wife Anne and my son Walter, win u.- T . 
make my executors. h he 

My will regarding my lands and tenements lying in Benenden. Tut it- 
son Thomas Austen and his heirs my tenement and lands on the dt and t | 
Mapestcustrow in the parish of Benenden, he paying 26s. 8d. a year *n 
wife for life, and after her death paying to my son Walter Austen .. 


1913] Genealogical Research in England 35 

Witnesses : John Domeryghte, clerk, John Maye, Laurence Earell, and 
John Carpenter the younger. Proved 22 May 1572 by the executors 
named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 41, fo. 146.) 

The Will of Wacher Austen Senior of Bethersden, yeoman, 20 De- 
cember 1600. To four poor men, Thomas Whittington, Richard Lappam, 
John Kinge, and Richard Longe, to carry me to church, a "tolvett" of wheat 
each. To John son of Thomas Gillam a heifer. To Alice Gillam my 
daughter two steers. To Catherine my daughter a lamb. To John Grin- 
nell a lamb. Executors : my wife Elizabeth and my son William Asten. 
Josias Seiliard of Byddenden, gent, William Gylberd, Phillip Homewode 
of Biddenden, John Austen of Rolvinden, and John Carpenter of Bidden- 
den to divide my household goods equally between my said wife and son. 
Overseers: Thomas Stonestreet and Edward Wills, both of Bethersden. 
[Signed] Walter Asten senior. Witnesses : Richard Grezebrooke, Thomas 
Stonestreet, and Edward Wills. Proved 27 January 1600/1 by the exec- 
utors named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 52, fo. 219.) 

Austen Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts 
of Biddenden, co. Kent, 1538-1636* 

1540 William son of Thomas Austen christened 11 November. 

1551 John Austen and Doryte Mount married 17 October. 

1552 Janef daughter of Austen christened 8 May. 

1552 Katherinef daughter of Austen christened 8 May. 

1552 Jane daughter of Austen buried 9 May. 

1552 Katherine daughter of Austen buried 9 May. 

1557 Margaret daughter of Henry Austen christened 15 March [1557/8]. 

1559 Clement Downe and Elizabeth Austen married 23 October. 

1560 Rebecca daughter of Henry Austen christened 18 November. 

1561 Phillippe daughter of Henry Austen christened 13 April \_sic~\. 
1561 John Buste and Jone Awsten married 1 July. 

1566 John son of Henry Austen buried 21 May. 

1566 Margaret daughter of Henry Austen buried 22 May. 

1568 William Lyncke and Elizabeth Asten married 24 January [1568/9]. 

1570 John Mvnge and Mary Asten married 5 June. 

1570 Henrye Asten householder buried 21 February [1570/1]. 

1571 Goddard Asten servant to Walter Asten buried 16 March [1571/2]. 

1572 Walter Austen and Julyan Cousheman married 12 January [1572/3]. 
1574 Anne daughter of Walter Asten christened 27 June. 

1574 Julian wife of Walter Asten buried 17 November. 

1576 Walter Austen and Alice Taylor married 2 July. 

1577 Henry son of Walter Asten christened 11 August. 

1579 John son of Walter Asten christened 6 September. 

1580 Thomas Foster widower and Dority Austen mayden married 20 

January [1580/1]. 

1581 George Parke and Hester Austen married 2 October. 

1582 Peter son of Wacher Austen christened 17 June. 
1582 Peter son of Wacher Austen buried 24 June. 
1584 The son of Jeremy Austen buried 26 July. 

1584 Thomas son of Wacher Austen christened 28 September. 
1586 Steven Cooke and Rebecca Austen married 27 June. 

*The records for the years 1558, 1562, 1563, 1564, and 1565 are defective, 
t Jane and Katherine were probably twins. 

36 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

1587 William son of Wacher Austen christened 18 February [1587/8]. 

1591 Thomas Gyllam and Alice Austen married 24 January [1591/2]. 

1592 John Winsett and Thomasine Austen married 19 June. 

1596 A son of Jeremy Austen buried unchristened 28 December. 

1597 Mary daughter of Michael Austen christened 12 March [1597/8]. 

1599 Alice wife of Wacher Austen buried 10 March [1599/1600]. 

1600 Richard son of Michael Austen christened 30 March. 
1600 George Bourne and Mary Austen married 21 May. 
1600 Wacher Austen and Mary Grinnell married 27 May. 

1604 Hannah daughter of Wacher Austen christened 21 November. 

1604 Hannah daughter of Wacher Austen buried 25 November. 

1604 John Sloman and Marye Austen married 25 November. 

1605 Mercy daughter of Michael Austen christened 27 December. 

1605 Henry Austen a poor man being a drover of Tenterden buried 14 
February [1605/6]. 

1608 William son of Michael Austen christened 24 April. 

1612 Syluan Johnson of Sand witch and Sarah Austen of Hawkhurst mar- 
ried by faculty 9 November. 

1612 Elizabeth daughter of William Austen christened 27 December. 

1612 A daughter of William Austen buried unchristened 29 December. 

1612 Elizabeth daughter of William Austen buried 1 January [1612/13]. 

1612 Margaret wife of William Austen buried 7 January [1612/13]. 

1612 Mercy daughter of Michael Austen buried 11 February [1612/13]. 

1613 George Austen and J one Kelsden married 31 May. 

1613 William Austen and Agnes Tufnode married 28 November. 

1614 Jane daughter of Michael Austen christened 29 May. 
1616 John Austine buried 11 August. 

1619 Henry son of Michael Austen christened 18 April. 

1620 John Austen servant to Edward Aynscombe buried 18 May. 

1621 Elizabeth daughter to Michael Austen christened 14 October. 
1625 Francis son to Michael Austen christened 1 May. 

1627 Margaret daughter of Michael Austin christened 23 March [1627/8]. 

1630 Margaret daughter of Michael Austin buried 24 February [1630/1]. 

1631 Margaret daughter of Michael Austin christened 2 April. 

1636 Anms daughter of Michael Austin and wife Elizabeth christened 7 

[Thomas Besbeech, baptized at Biddenden 3 Mar. 1589/90, younger son 
of John Besbeech, the testator of 1609, married there 14 Jan. 1618/19 
Anne Baseden. They resided for a few years at Frittenden, where two 
daughters were born and his wife died. Later he lived at Headcorn and 
Sandwich. In the spring of 1635 he emigrated to New England, where 
he lived at Scituate and Sudbury, Mass., and died 9 Mar. 1673/4, leaving 
issue. His mother Dorothy, the testator of 1619, was daughter of Henry 
Austen of Biddenden and sister of Wacher or Walter Austin of Bethers- 
den, the testator of 1600. She was married first to Thomas Foster of 
Biddenden, by whom she had, besides other issue, a son Richard Foster, 
who married Patience Bigg ; the latter, with her son Hopestill Foster, went 
to New England in 1 635 and settled at Dorchester, Mass. Hopestill Fos- 
ter was thus nephew by the half-blood of Thomas Besbeech. 

The Besbeech (originally Byxpitch) family is of great antiquity in the 
W r eald of Kent, and numerous early wills of the family are extant ; but ex- 
tensive search has failed to establish the identity of John Besbeech, the 
testator of 1609, among the numerous individuals of that name. — E. F.] 

1913] Genealogical Research in England 37 


The Will of Willia' Iddenden of Cranebroke in the County of Kent, 
weu' [weaver], 24 December 1578. To be buried in the churchyard of 
Cranebroke. To Jeames Iddenden my son my three looms with all the slays 
and other tacklings thereto belonging, in consideration of £10 which his 
grandfather Stephen Iddenden gave him, that I had of his in my keeping, 
he to make his mother a general acquittance thereof. To my daughter 
Joane a bed and two pieces of pewter at her marriage or the death of my 
wife Joane. The rest of all my goods and chattels, my debts and legacies 
paid, I give to my wife Joane, in consideration of her bringing up my other 
six children, Edmonde Iddenden, George Iddenden, Mary Iddenden, Debora 
Iddenden, Anna Iddenden, and Susanna Iddenden, "in the feare & tor- 
ture of god & to some godly exercise to helpe earne theire lyvinge here 
after." Executrix: wife Joane. Witnesses: John Hartreidge, Ky chard 
Godly, and Laurace Weller, scriptor. Proved 23 January 1581/2 by the 
executrix named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 44, fo. 270.) 

Administration on the estate of Joane Iddenden of Cranbrook, de- 
ceased, was granted 14 May 1595 to her son Edmund Iddenden, who with 
John Longe of Ashford, shearman, and Samuel Smith of Watling, in the 
County of Sussex, cowper, was bound in £30. Inventory, £12 10s. 3d. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 22, fo. 80.) 

Administration on the estate of James Iddenden late of Cranbrook, 
who died intestate, was granted 4 November 1597 to George Iddenden, 
brother of the deceased and guardian to Nathaniel Iddenden, son of the 
deceased, during his minority, Thomas Pellett of Cranbrook, shoemaker, 
and Richard Weller of the same, cloth weaver, being bound in £100. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 59.) [This grant was revoked 
when the will of James Iddenden was offered for probate.] 

The Will of James Iddenden of Cranbrook in the County of Kent, 
weaver, 30 July 1597. To be buried in the churchyard of Cranbrook. To 
my son Nathaniel Iddenden £30, part of my stock which is in the hands 
of John Groombridge, to be paid at the age of twenty-one ; if he die before 
the age of twenty-one, my wife to have the profit of the said stock for six 
years, paying to William Woodland and Susane Woodland, children of 
Stephane Woodland, 50s. each. If my wife also die before such time, then 
out of the £30 I bequeath to the said two children of Susane \sic~\ Wood- 
land £5 each, and to Martha Iddenden, Sara Iddenden, and Elizabeth Id- 
denden, the daughters of my brother G. [sic] Iddenden, £3 6s. 8d., to my 
brother Edmond Iddenden 40s., to my four sisters, Mary Iddenden, Debo- 
ra Iddenden, Susane Iddenden, and Anne Iddenden, 40s. each, and to 
my brother Robert More 40s., all to be paid at the aforesaid time. The 
residue of my stock and all my moveable goods and cattle to my wife, 
whom I make sole executrix. My brother Robert More, overseer. Proved 
14 December 1597, the executrix named being dead, by Richard More, 
guardian appointed to Nathaniel Iddenden, son of the deceased. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 50, fo. 179.) 

The Will of James Iddenden of Cranbrook, the executrix Agnes Id- 
denden being dead, was granted 13 December 1597 to Richard More, 
guardian of Nathaniel Iddenden during his minority, Thomas Star of Cran- 
brook, mercer, and Theophilus Turke of Hal den, Joiner, being bound in 
£160. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 224.) 

38 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

Administration on the goods of Agnes Iddenden, widow, late of Cran- 
brook, was granted 22 October 1597 to Robert Moore, tailor, brother of 
the deceased, during the minority of Nathaniel Iddenden, son of the de- 
ceased. Theophilus Turke of Halden and Richard Turke of Cranbrook, 
Joiners, bound in £100. On 14 December 1597 administration was granted 
to Richard Moore, brother of the deceased and guardian of Nathaniel Id- 
denden, son of the deceased, during his minority, to administer the goods left 
unadministered by Robert Moore, deceased, Thomas Star of Cranbrook, 
mercer, and Thomas Turke of Halden, joiner, being bound in £100. A 
note states that Robert Moore was sick of the plague when administration 
was granted to him and died within a fortnight, and Thomas Star and 
Thomas Turke testify that never any of the goods of the deceased came in- 
to the hands of the said Robert Moore. Inventory, £33 16s. 6d. George 
Nun of London, woolen draper, substituted in the bond for Thomas Star 
and Thomas Turke. {Ibid., fo. 57.) 

Administration on the estate of Edmund Iddenden of Cranbroke, who 
died intestate, was granted 19 October 1597 to George Iddenden, who with 
Thomas Goddard of Cranbrock, clothier, and William Pittocke of the 
same, clothier, was bound in £80. Inventory, £48 7s. lOd. [This ad- 
ministration was revoked when the will was proved by George Iddenden, 
3 June 1600.] (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 57.) 

The Will of Edmund Iddenden of Crambrocke in the County of Kent, 
broad weaver,* 28 August 39 Elizabeth [1597]. All such household stuff 
as I had by the death of my mother I give to my sister Estland and my 
sister Anna, equally divided, and also certain articles of furniture [named]. 
To each of my three sisters, Marye, Susan, and Anna, a joined chest. To 
my sister Goddard a flockbed. To William Bateheler's widow and William 
Weiler's widow two loads of wood each. To Thomas Willyams alias Rams- 
burye one load of wood and wearing apparel. To Symon Vaile a load of 
wood and a pair of stockings. To Susan Woodland 20s. and a coverlet, to 
be delivered when she shall be removed out of widow Lucas's house. To 
widow Lucas 5s. and a load of wood, if she do live. The rest of my wood, 
except one load which I owe to James Metherst, to be equally, divided be- 
tween my brother Gorge and my sisters Susan and Anne. To my brother 
George " my cote and cognsaunce " and my best suit of apparel, viz., a 
cloak, dublet Venetians hat, a cam brick ruff band, a pair of worsted stock- 
ings, and my best shoes. The apples growing in my close to Richard 
Turke and Symon Vale. My brother Goddard to have my lease which I 
have from Thomas Scotchford during the term to come. To my sister 
Marie £4, and to her children 20s. each. To William son of Stephen 
Woodland 10s. To my brother John Longe wearing apparel, and to my 
sister Longe a coverlet. To her sons Samuel and Alexander a ruff band 
each. To my sister's daughter Anne W^aterman a blanket. To servant 
William Crackbone a new suit of apparel. To William Tonge, my brother 
Goddard's servant, a band. The residue of all my goods and debts unbe- 
queathed to my brother George Iddenden, whom I make sole executor. 
If he die before my testament be performed, then my brother Thomas 
Goddard to be executor. [Signed] Signum Edmunde Iddenden. Witnes- 
ses : Richard Turke, Symon Vale, and George Martyn, script'. Proved 
3 June 1600 by George Iddenden, brother of the testator and executor 
named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 53, fo. 23.) 

* A weaver of broadcloth. 

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The Will of John Edynden of Cranbrooke in the County of Kent, 
tailor, 15 March 1587/8. My body to be buried in the churchyard of 
Cranbrooke. To my daughters Susanna Edynden, Sara Edynden, Mary 
Edinden, Elizabeth Edynden, Katherine Edinden, and Judythe Edinden 
£10 each, to be paid at the age of twenty or day of marriage. To my 
daughter Rebecca Edinden £5, to be paid at the age of twenty or day of 
marriage. To my son John Edinden £10, to be paid at the age of twenty- 
one. All the residue of my goods, debts, and chattels unbequeathed to 
Christian Edynden my wife, whom I make executrix. Overseer : brother 
Richard Glover. By deed dated 27 July 22 Elizabeth I hold a mortgage 
on the lands of my brother Richard Glover, on which I receive an annuity 
of £6 a year, the principal of which, £60, is to be paid at the feast of St. 
John the Baptist, 1589. [Signed] John Edynden. Witnesses: Richard 
Glover, Thomas Pellett, and Laurence Weller, scriptor. Proved 9 April 
1588 by the executrix named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 47, fo. 

In the act book the date of probate is given as 27 March 1587 \_sic]. In- 
ventory, £66 13s. 4d. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 20, fo. 

The Will of Christian Iddenden, widow, of Cranbrook was not proved 
[probably for lack of proper witnesses] 27 September 1597, but adminis- 
tration was granted to William Pittocke, husband of Elizabethe Pittocke, 
daughter of the deceased. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, 
fo. 216.) 

The nuncupative Will of Christian Iddenden of Cranbrocke, "sick 
of the plage," 12 August 1597. To her son John Iddenden £20 and £10 
his father gave him, to be paid to him at twenty-two out of the £60 her 
brother Richard Glover hath of hers on a mortgage on his land, on which 
he pays £6 a year interest, and the other £30 to be equally divided among 
her six daughters and her son-in-law George Iddenden for the good of his 
children, viz., Susan, Marie, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Judeth 
[evidently meaning the testator's children], to be paid by her brother 
Richard Glover into the hands of her son-in-law William Pittocke. All 
household stuff to be equally divided between her five daughters, Susan, 
Marye, Rebecca, Katherine, and Judith, her daughter Elizabeth having al- 
ready had her part of the linen and pewter. If all of her son-in-law George 
Eddenden's children die, his part of the £30 to revert to her own said six 
daughters. Executor : son-in-law William Pittocke. Overseers : Thomas 
Pellet and Tymothie Mercer. Proved 13 April 1598 by the executor 
named. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 51, fo. 28.) 

The nuncupative Will of Xpiane Iddenden, late of Cranbrook, was 
proved 13 April 1598 by the executor named. Inventory, £75 18s. 6d. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 231.) 

Edenden Entries in the Transcripts of the Parish Registers 

of Cranbrook, co. Kent, 1560-1632 

1560 Edmond Edenden christened 9 March [1560/1]. 
1564 George Edynden christened 18 July. 
1568 Debora Edynden christened 23 May. 

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1570 Susan Edynden christened 25 September. 

1570 An Edynden christened 18 February [1570/1]. 

1571 Sara Edenden christened 27 January [1571/2], 

1572 Susanna Edenden christened 24 May. 

1572 Danyell Edenden christened 3 October. 

1573 Danyell Edende' buried 8 October. 

1574 Martha Edenden christened 21 November. 

1575 John Edndene \_sic~] christened August. 

1575 Rebecka yddenden christened December. 

1576 Elizabeth yddenden christened 3 March [1576/7]. 

1577 Katheryn Iddynden christened 23 February [1577/8]. 
1580 Danyell yddenden christened 2 April. 

1582 Danyell Iddenden buried 10 August. 

1 584 Stephen Woodland and Joane Iddenden married 6 February [1584/5], 

1586 Jaymes Idenden and Agnes Moore married 8 May. 

1586 Elizabeth Iddenden christened 12 February [1586/7]. 

1586 Elyzabethe Idenden buried 22 March [1586/7]. 

1587 John Iddenden christened 28 January [1587/8]. 

1588 Nathan Iddenden christened 22 December. 
1590 Martha Iddenden christened 9 August. 

1592 Thomas Godard and Mary Idenden married 11 June. 

1597* Jaymes Iddenden householder buried 30 July. 

1597 Wyllm Pyttock and Elyzabethe Idenden married 8 August. 

1597 Elyzabethe IdeDden buried 8 August. 

1597 Debra Iddenden "a mayden" buried 11 August. 

1597 Crystyan Iddenden widow buried 13 August. 

1597 Elyzabethe Iddenden "chelde" buried 15 August. 

1597 Judethe Iddenden "a gyrle" buried 16 August. 

1597 Martha Iddenden "childe" buried 16 August. 

1597 Sara Iddenden u chelde" buried 31 August. 

1597 Edmvnde Iddenden householder buried 2 September. 

1597 Agnes Iddenden widow of Jaymes buried 20 October. 

1599 "Edmond Iddenden sonne of George" christened 21 October. 

1601 Itychard son of George Iddenden christened 26 July. 

1603 Martha Iddenden christened 28 August. 

1604 William Bucher and Susan Iddenden married 18 June. 
1604 Mary Iddenden christened 20 January [1604/5]. 
1607 Anne Iddenden christened 21 June. 

1610 William Iddenden christened 10 June. 

1612 Elizabeth Iddenden christened 26 July. 

1614 Elizabeth Iddenden christened 8 January [1614/15], 

1614 Elizabeth Iddenden puer buried 6 March [1614/15]. 

1621 Thomas Iddenden son of George christened 7 October. 

1625 Edmond Iddenden and Elizabeth Weller| married 12 July. 

1625 James Iddenden son of Richard christened 26 February [1625/6]. 

1627 Alexander son of Richard Edinden christened 30 December. 

1628 Alexander Edinden puer buried 2 July. 

1631 George Gennings and Ann Edinden married 11 October. 

1632 George Edenden buried 24 April. 

* In July, August, and September of this year the plague raged in Cranbrook and 
t Christened at Cranbrook 21 December 1600, 

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Edenden Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts op 

Biddenden, co. Kent, 1588-1634 

1541 Thomas son of John Iddenden christened 13 January [1541/2]. 

1543 John son of Iddenden infant buried 26 March. 

1544 Richard son of Idynden infant buried 1G September. 

1544 Margery e and John son and daughter of Iddenden buried 

23 September. 

1544 Edward Nortone and Ellyne Iddenden married 26 January [1544/5]. 

1549 William Nelle and Margaret Iddynden married 21 October. 

1551 Mercye daughter of yddenden christened 2 November. 

1551 Mercy daughter of yddenden buried 13 November. 

1553 Marye daughter of Stephen Iddynden christened 29 March. 

1555 Rycherd son of Steven Iddynden christened 4 July. 

1555 Rycherd son of Steven Iddynden buried 13 July. 

1556 Mercye daughter of Stephen Yddynden christened 4 June. 

1559 Margaret daughter of Stephen Iddenden christened 9 July. 

1560 Stephen son of John Eddenden buried 19 February [1560/1]. 
1563 John Edynden buried 27 January [1563/4]. 

1566 Betteris Iddenden widow buried 15 July. 

1575 George Holland and Marye Iddenden married 1 December. 

Edenden Entries in the Parish Registers of Tenterden, 

co. Kent, 1625-1636 

1626 John son of Edmund Idenden christened 11 March [1626/7]. 

1631 Elizabeth wife to Edmund Iddenden buried 2 August. 

1632 Elizabeth daughter to Edmund Iddenden christened 25 November. 
1632 Elizabeth daughter to Edmund Iddenden buried 3 December. 
1634 John son of Edmund Idenden christened 6 April. 

1634 John son of Edmund Iddenden buried 26 April. 

Edenden Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts op 

Staplehurst, co. Kent, 1538-1630 

1611 Nathaniel Iddenden and Marie Grumbridge married 3 December. 

1612 James son of Nathanaell Iddenden christened 8 November. 

Canterbury Marriage Licence 

Edmond Iddenden of Tenterden, woollendraper, widower, and Elizabeth 
Wiseman [Whiteman or Wightman] of Maidstone, virgin, about 25, at 
her own government, at Maidstone, 24 January 1631/2. 

Edmund Idenden and Elizabeth Wightman married at Maidstone 1 Feb- 
ruary 1631/2. 

[From the foregoing wills and entries the following Iddenden or Eden- 
den pedigree has been compiled : 

1. Stephen Iddenden, born probably about 1500, died before 1578. 
No will of his has been found. 

Child : 

2. i. William. 

2. William Iddenden of Cranbrook, co. Kent, a weaver, the testator 
of 1578, was born probably about 1530 and died between 24 Dec. 

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1578 and 23 Jan. 1581/2. He married Joane, who died before 
14 May 1595, when administration on her estate was granted to her 
son Edmund. 
Children : 

3. i. James, b. probably abt. 1557. 

ii. Joane, b. probably abt. 1559 ; m. at Cranbrook 6 Feb. 1584/5 Stephen 
Woodland. Their children Susan and William are mentioned in 
the wills of their uncles James and Edmond, 1597. 

iii. Edmond, bapt. at Cranbrook 9 Mar. 1560/1 ; d. probably of the plague ; 
bur. at Cranbrook 2 Sept. 1597. He left a will. 

4. iv. George, bapt. at Cranbrook 18 July 1564. 

v. Mary, m. at Cranbrook 11 June 1592 Thomas Goddard; mentioned 
with her husband and children in the wills of her brothers, 1597. 

vi. Debora, bapt. at Cranbrook 23 May 1568; d. probably of the plague; 
bur. at Cranbrook 11 August 1597. 

vii. Anne, bapt. at Cranbrook 18 Feb. 1570/1 ; probably m. (1) 

Waterman, by whom she had Anne ; and (2) John Longe, by whom 
she had Samuel and Alexander : mentioned with her second husband 
and her children in the wills of her brothers, 1597. 

viii. Susan, bapt. at Cranbrook 24 May 1572; probably m. Estland; 

mentioned in the wills of her brothers, 1597. 

3. James Iddenden of Cranbrook, a weaver, the testator of 1597, was 

born probably at Cranbrook about 1557, and was buried there 30 
July 1597, being probably one of the victims of the plague. He 
married at Cranbrook, 8 May 1586, Agnes Moore, who survived 
him only a few weeks, dying probably of the same disease and being 
buried at Cranbrook 20 Oct. 1597. Administration on her estate 
was granted to her brother Robert Moore, who also died of the 
plague, and then to her brother Richard Moore. 
Child : 

i. Nathan or Nathaniel, bapt. at Cranbrook 22 Dec. 1588 ; m. by licence 
at Staplehurst 3 Dec. 1611 Marie Grumbridge [Groombridge], 
by whom he had a son James, christened there 8 Nov. 1612. 

4. George Iddenden of Cranbrook, a tailor, was baptized at Cranbrook 

18 July 1564, and was buried there 24 Apr. 1632. He married 
first Sara Iddenden, daughter of John and Christian (Glover) of 
Cranbrook, where she was baptized 27 Jan. 1571/2. She died 
probably before her mother, whose will names her son-in-law George 
Iddenden, to whom she gives a bequest " for his children." She 
names her six daughters, not including Sara, though she is named 
in her father's will. The name of George Iddenden's second wife 
has not been found. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Martha, bapt. probably at Cranbrook 9 Aug. 1590 ; d. of the plague ; 
bur. at Cranbrook 16 Aug. 1597 ; mentioned in the will of her uncle 

ii. Sara, d. of the plague; bur. at Cranbrook 31 Aug. 1597; mentioned 
in the will of her uncle James. 

iii. Elizabeth, d. of the plague ; bur. at Cranbrook 8 Aug. 1597 ; men- 
tioned in the will of her uncle James. 

Children by second wife : 

5. iv. Edmond, bapt. at Cranbrook 21 Oct. 1599. 

v. Kichard, bapt. at Cranbrook 26 July 1601 ; m., and had sons James 
and Alexander. 

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Probably the following children baptized at Cranbrook were chil- 
dren of George Iddenden, though the transcripts do not give the 
names of the parents : 

vi. Martha, bapt. 28 Aug. 1603. 

vii. Mary, bapt. 20 Jan. 1604/5. 

viii. Anne, bapt. 21 June 1607; m. at Cranbrook 11 Oct. 1631 George 

ix. William, bapt. 10 June 1610. 

x. Elizabeth, bapt. 26 July 1612 ; probably d. young, 
xi. Elizabeth, bapt. 8 Jan. 1614/15 ; probably bur. at Cranbrook 6 Mar. 

xii. Thomas, "son of George," bapt. 7 Oct. 1621. 

5. Edmond Iddenden or Edenden, woollen-draper, of Cranbrook and 
Tenterden, co. Kent, and of New England, was baptized at Cran- 
brook 21 Oct. 1599. The date of his death is unknown. He mar- 
ried first, at Cranbrook, 12 July 1625, Elizabeth Weller, who 
was baptized there 21 Dec. 1600 and was buried at Tenterden 2 
Aug. 1631. He married secondly, at Maidstone, 1 Feb. 1631/2, 
Elizabeth Wightman or Whiteman of Maidstone, aged about 
25, as appears from the marriage licence. He emigrated to New 
England after 9 Aug. 1636, being at that date a witness to the will 
of Susan Curtis of Tenterden. In 1637 he was a proprietor at 
Scituate, Mass. He took the oath of allegiance in 1638, was free- 
man in 1641, and representative to the General Court in 1642. 
He removed to Boston. His widow is mentioned in the will of her 
brother John Weightman of Charlestown, Mass., dated 12 Oct. 
1681, as " my sister Elizabeth Skiff," and bequests are left to her 
daughter Rebecca Edington and to her married daughters Sarah 
Rand and Hannah Cleesby. 
Children by first wife : 

i. John, bapt. at Tenterden 11 Mar. 1626/7; probably d. young. 
ii. Mary, b. probably abt. 1629 ; m. 23 Sept. 1651 William Baker of 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. at Tenterden 25 Nov. 1632 ; bur. there 3 Dec. 1632. 
iv. John, bapt. at Tenterden 6 Apr. 1634; bur. there 26 Apr. 1634. 
v. Sarah, b. abt. 1636 ; m. 12 Mar. 1656 Thomas Rand of Charlestown. 
vi. Hannah, b. abt. 1638; m. John Clisby of Charlestown. 
vii. Rebecca, m. 16 Dec. 1684 Samuel Lord of Charlestown. 
viii. Mehitable, bapt. at Boston 4 June 1654 ; m. 17 Oct. 1674 John 

The Iddenden or Edenden family also is of great antiquity in the Weald 
of Kent, having been associated with the cloth trade for which Cranbrook 
was famous ; but although abstracts of many Edenden wills have been 
made, it has not been found possible to identify the parents of Stephen 
Iddenden, great-grandfather of Edmond Edenden the emigrant. 

John Iddenden of Cranbrook, tailor, the testator of 1587/8, whose 
relationship to the family described above is not known, died between 
15 Mar. 1587/8 and 27 Mar. 1588. He married Christian Glover, 
the testatrix of 1597, who died of the plague and was buried at Cran- 
brook 13 Aug. 1597. ' 

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Children : 

i. Susan, bapt. at Cranbrook 25 Sept. 1570. 

ii. Sara, bapt. at Cranbrook 27 Jan. 1571/2 ; m. George Iddenden 

(vide supra, 4J. 
iii. Mary, mentioned in the wills of her parents, 
iv. Rebecca, bapt. at Cranbrook Dec. 1575. 

v. Elizabeth, bapt. at Cranbrook 3 Mar. 1576/7 ; m. William Pittock. 
vi. Katherine, bapt. at Cranbrook 23 Feb. 1577/8. 
vii. Judith, d. of the plague; bur. at Cranbrook 16 Aug. 1597. 
viii. John, bapt. at Cranbrook 28 Jan. 1587/8. 

— E. F.] 


The Will of John Huckstepp the elder of Tenterden in the County of 
Kent, yeoman, 4 November 22 James I [1624]. To my kinswoman Lydia 
Tilden, wife of Nathaniel Tilden, £5. To Thomas son of my brother 
Stephen Huckstepp £5. To my brother Stephen Huckstepp £3. To 
John son of my brother Stephen Huckstepp £10. To my kinswoman 
Susanna Witherden, wife of Henry Witherden, £10, and to their son 
Richard £20 at twenty-one. Residue of all my goods and chattels to my 
son Lawrence Huckstepp at twenty-one, my executor to have the use of 
said goods until that time, paying to my son for the use thereof £6 for 
every £100 worth, the money to be used to buy lands for my said son. If 
my son die before said age, reversion of said lands or money to John 
Huckstepp, whom I make my executor. 

My last will concerning my lands and tenements in Tenterden and 
Snargate, which I give to my son Lawrence at twenty-one, and if he die 
without lawful issue, reversion to my brother Stephen's son Thomas 
Huckstepp. [Signed] The m'ke of John Huckstepp. Witnesses : Garret 
Haffenden and Robert Haffenden. Proved 17 February 1624/5 by John 
Huckstepp. The will was contested, but was upheld 5 April 1625. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 66, fo. 381.) 

The Will of John Huckstepp of Tenterden in the County of Kent, 
yeoman, 6 November 6 Charles I [1630]. To my wife Alice £30, house- 
hold goods to the value of £40, wearing apparel, cloth, wheat, bees, poul- 
try, etc. The residue of my household stuff to my children, equally 
divided, to my sons at twenty-one and to my daughters at nineteen or 
marriage. To my brother Thomas Huckstepp £10, and I make him ex- 
ecutor. To my daughters Sara and Joane £40 each at nineteen or mar- 
riage. To my son Stephen at twenty-one the lease of the farm where I 
dwell, he paying to my father Stephen Hucstepp, if he be then living, £16 
a year for life. My brother Thomas to have the letting of said farm during 
the minority of my son Stephen, he paying the said annuity to my father, 
and the overplus to be used to apprentice my sons, with the consent of my 
wife, to some honest and lawful trade. 

My last will concerning my lands and messuage in Appledore and Ten- 
terden. To son Stephen at twenty-one a messuage and three acres of land 
in Appledore in the occupation of Anthony French. To my son Thomas 
Hucstepp at twenty-one my other two pieces of land in Appledore called 
Barneland and lower wish, containing ten acres and in my own occupation. 
To my four youngest sons, Nathanaell, William, Joseph, and John, at 
twenty-one, my two pieces of land in Tenterden at Sherleys Moore, con- 
taining nineteen and a half acres. My brother Thomas to have the letting 

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of my farm, paying the profits to my wife Alice for the maintenance and 
education of all my children. [Signed] John Iluckstepp. Codicil, 15 
August 1631, makes provision for any possible posthumous child. Wit- 
ness 7* Samuel Curtis and Nathanaell Tilden. Proved 2 December 1631 
by nas Huckstepp, gen', brother of the deceased and executor named 

in 1 tvill. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 49, fo. 248.) 

The Will of JoriN Hatctie of Tenterden in the County of Kent, yeo- 
man, 23 March 1628/9. To my wife Dorothy Hatch £100, wearing 
apparel, plate, furniture, cattle, poultry, grain, cloth, and all my books. 

To my brother William Hatch's children as follows : To his second son 
Thomas Hatch £10 and all sums he owes me, and at his death to all his 
children £50 equally divided, at twenty-one. . To his now youngest son 
William Hatch £50, and if he die before receiving his legacy reversion to 
his children at twenty-one, equally divided. To his daughter Elizabeth, 
wife of Robart Soan of Brasted, £10, and at her death to her children 
£40, equally divided, at the age of twenty-one. To his second daughter 
Judith, wife of Joseph Osborne of Ashford, £60, and to her son Jeremy 
Osborne at twenty-one £5. To his third daughter Margnrett, widow of 
William Wood of Tenterden, £20. To his fourth daughter Mary, wife of 
William Shusall of New Romney, 22s. To his youngest daughter Anne 
Hatch £30 at twenty-one, she not to marry without the consent of her 
brothers John and William Hatch. If she do as her sister Shusall did, 
without their and my consent, then she shall have only 22s. 

To my sister Winnfrithe's children as follows : To her eldest son Thomas 
Huckstepp £15, and to her other son John Huckstepp £30. If John die, 
reversion to his sons Stephen and Nathanaell, equally divided, at the age of 
twenty-one. To her eldest daughter Joane, widow of Robert Numan late 
of Crayford deceased, 20s. and a silver spoon which I had of Mr. Chapman, 
and to her children at twenty-one 10s. each. To her second daughter 
Anne, wife of William Snatte of Hunto [Hunton], 20s., and to Anna 
Snatte her daughter 20s. at twenty-one. To her third daughter Susan, 
wife of Benjamin Robus of Kennarton, £5, and to her sons and (laughters 
Thomas Ramkyn, William Rambyn \sic~\ and Mary Rankin [s/c], Kath- 
erine Robus, Lidia Robus, and Susan Robus 20s. each at twenty-one. 
" Alsoe I do giue vnto Lidia Tilden wiffe of Nathaniell Tilden my sisters 
Youngest daughter" £10, and to her children Thomas, Joseph, Mary, 
Sarah, Judeth, and Lidia £20, equally divided, to be paid at twenty-one. 

To my sister Katherine's children as follows : To her eldest son John 
Dunke £10, and to each of his children 40s. at twenty-one. To her second 
son William Dunke £20. To her youngest son Daniel Dunke £30. To 
her daughter Ann, wife of Robert Glover, a silver spoon, and to each of 
her children 40s. each. To Katherine May, daughter of Martin Maye of 
Ould Romney that he had by Margaret Donck, my sister Katherine's 
daughter, £10. To her daughter Elizabeth Hubbard, wife of Hub- 
bard, £20. 

To my sister Ellynor Chittenden 22s., and to her children as follows : 
To her eldest son Thomas Chittenden £30. To her second son John 
Chittenden £50. To her youngest son William Chittenden £30. To her 
son Nathaniel Chittenden's son Nathaniel £20 at twenty-one. 

To my wife's sister's daughter, Elizabeth Pargiter, a silver spoon and 
a " spurr Ryall." To Peeter Philpott my wife's brother a " spur Ryall," 
and to Thomas Philpott her half-brother 10s. To Steven Huckstep "my 

46 Genealogical Research in England [Jan. 

booke of Mr. Caluins [Calvin's] sermons upon Galathians." To Robert 
Chittenden 10s. To Nathaniell Tilden, William Snatte, Beniamyn Robus, 
Robert Glover, Robert son of Joseph Osbane, and Thomas Smith, that 
have married my kinswomen, 10s. each as a token of my love. To Mr. 
Warren of Sandwich, late lecturer of Benenden, £3. " Alsoe I doe giue 
vnto M r Lotropp late mynister of Egerton fforty shillings." * To Thomas 
Brattell my wife's half-brother. To James Willes 10s., and to his wife 
Mary, my wife's brother's daughter, 20s., and to their daughter Dorothie 
Wills 10s. at the age of twenty-one. To brother Peeter Philpott's sons, 
Thomas Philpott of Arundell and John Philpott of Tenterden, 5s. each. 
To Thomas son of my brother Thomas Philpott of Rochester 20s. To my 
uncle Peeter Ware £5. To John Hatch of Mayfile [Mayfield, Sussex], 
my brother William Hatch's eldest son, certain household goods [named] 
and a feather bed which was my own father's. The residue of all my 
goods to the said John Hatch, sole executor. [Signed] John Hatche. 
Witnesses : Francis Smith, Daniell Benison, and Job Cushman. 

My will regarding all my lands. My messuage, buildings, and lands in 
Tenterden on the dens of Elarinden, Ealvinden, Shrubcot, Donny, and 
Preston, and my gardens and lands in Tenterden to John Hatch, son of 
my brother William, he paying my debts, legacies, and the following 
annuities : To wife Dorothy £4 a year jointure and a further £20 a year 
for life. To my brother William Hatch's son Thomas and his daughter 
Elizabeth Soane £4 a year each for life. To Joane Numan, sister Wyni- 
frith's daughter, 40s. a year for life. " To Liddia Tilden wiffe of Nathaniell 
Tilden forty shillings a yeare during the tearme of her naturall liffe." To 
Anna wife of Robert Glover, my sister Katherine's daughter, 40s. a year 
for life. If John Hatch die before the legacies be paid, my loving cousins 
John Huckstepp, William Hatch, William Donck, and John Chittenden 
to sell my lands on the dens of Donny and Shrubscot, and to each of them 
for their pains £10 ; after the legacies and annuities are paid, the remainder 
of the money to John Hatch, son of my said cousin [nephew] John Hatch. 
[Signed] John Hatch. Witnesses : Fraunces Smith, Daniell Benison, and 
Job Cushman. Record of probate unfinished. (Consistory of Canterbury, 
vol. 49, fo. 279.) 

Huckstep Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts of 

Tenterden, co. Kent, 1544-1634 1 


1551 Edward son of Lawrence Hucsteppe 21 February [1551/2]. 
1553 John son of Lawrence Hucsteppe 15 January [1553/4]. 
1555 Denis daughter of Lawrence Hucsteppe 10 October. 

1577 William son of Thomas Hucsteppe '2Q May. 

1578 Jone daughter of Thomas Hucsteppe 16 February [1578/9]. 

1579 Margaret daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 21 June. 

1580 Alice daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 10 July. 

1580 John son of Thomas Hucsteppe 9 October. 

1581 John son of Edward Hucsteppe 18 June. 

1582 Thomas son of Edward Hucsteppe 19 November. 
1584 Marey daughter of Edward Hucstepe 9 August. 

*Rev. John Lathrop, later of Scituate and Barnstable, New England, 
f Registers, 1544-1593; transcripts, 1594-1634. 

1913] Genealogical Research in England 47 

1584 Thomas son of Stephen Hucsteppe 22 November. 

1586 John son of Stephen Hucsteppe 22 May. 

1587 "Lidia Hucstepp Daught of Steve Hucsteppe bapt ye 11th of 

ffebruary" [1587/8].* 

1588 Susan daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 29 September. 

1588 James son of John Hucsteppe 9 March [1588/9]. 

1590 Jone daughter of Edward Hucsteppe 18 October. 

1599 Nicholas and Laurence sons of Thomas Hucstepp 20 May. 
1614 Martha daughter of Thomas Hucstep 25 September. 
1616 Sarah daughter of John Hucstepp Jun. 21 April. 
1616 Marie daughter of Thomas Hucstepp 24 November. 
1618 Stephan son of John Huckstepp the younger 9 July. 

1620 John son of Thomas Huckstep 29 October. 

1621 Thomas son of John Huckstep 3 April. 

1621 Walter son of Thomas Hucstep 10 February [1621/2]. 

1623 Nathaniel son of John Hucstep Jun. 27 April. 

1623 Judith daughter of Thomas Huckstep 26 October. 

1625 William son of John Huckstepp 10 April. 

1625 Lidia daughter of Thomas Huckstep 16 October. 

1627 Samuel son of Thomas Huckstep 16 September. 

1627 Joseph son of John Huckstep 17 February [1627/8]. 

1629 Winefrith daughter of Thomas Huckstep 19 April. 

1630 Samuel son of Thomas Huckstep 27 February [1630/1]. 
1633 Edward son of Thomas Huckstep 21 April. 


1546 Lawrence Hooksteppe and Jone Pope 17 August. 

1553 Thomas Hokestepp and Agnes Kerrey 19 June. 

1559 William Holneste and Jone Hucsteppe widow 1 February [1559/60]. 

1576 Thomas Hucsteppe and Martha Watts 13 August. 

1578 Edward Hucstepe and Alice Smyght 1 December. 

1584 Stephen Hucstepe and Winnifred Wills 14 February [1584/5]. 

1593 Steven Huckstepp and Priscilla Benison 13 February [1593/4]. 

1596 Henry Barnes and Annah Huckstepe 8 February [1596/7]. 

1611 Thomas Hucstepp and Mary Reeve 28 March. 

1611 Phillip Bromell and Joane Hucstepp 16 September. 

1614 Stephen Huckstepp and Jone Haffenden 2 November. 

1633 Robert Wills and Sarah Huckstepp both of Tenterden 27 August. 

1634 Richard Highsted and Frances Huckstep 14 April. 


1589 Agnes Hucsteppe wife to John 13 May. 

1591 Edward Hucstepp 6 April. 
1591 John Hucstepp 24 April. 

1591 Widow Hucsteppe 24 November. 

1592 Winnifreth wife of Stephen Hucsteppe 6 October. 
1595 Alice Hucstepp widow 2 August. 

1598 Jone wife of Stevin Hucsteppe October. 

1599 Marie daughter of Stephan Hucsteppe puel' [la] 31 August. 
1608 Thomas Hocstepp 24 May. 

1608 The wife of John Hocstepp 25 June. 

*She married Nathaniel Tilden and emigrated with him to New England, 1G35. 


48 The Hotchkiss Family [Jan. 

1609 Old Mother Hucstepp 23 October. 

1612 Susan wife to Stephen Hucstepp 23 March [1612/13]. 

1617 William son of Nicholas Huckstep 14 December. 

1624 John Hucstep sen. 25 November. 

1626 Sarah wife of Stephen Hucstep 12 October. 

1629 Samuel son of Thomas Huckstep 5 April. 

1630 John Hucstepp 15 October. 

1633 " Stephen Huckstepp a verie Auncient man was buried the 20 th 

1633 Joane Huckstep 2 July. 

Miscellaneous Entries from the Parish Registers and 
Transcripts of Tenterden, 1544-1636 


\bll Jone daughter of Richard Willes 23 June. 

1579 Susan daughter of Richard Wylls 15 February [1579/80]. 

1582 John son of Richard Wills 23 July. 

1636 Alice daughter of Thomas Hatch and Lydia his wife 25 September. 


1576 Richard Wills and Winefred Hatch 18 June. 
1602 William Snatt and Annah Willes 25 May. 


1582 John son of Richard Wills 14 November. 
1629 John Hatche 31 March. 

[From the foregoing wills and entries it apppears that Steven Huckstep 
of Tenterden, who was buried 20 June 1633, married 14 Feb. 1584/5 
Winifred (Hatch) Wills, widow of Richard Wills and sister of John Hatch, 
the testator of 1628. Of their children John Huckstep was the testator of 
1630, and Lydia Huckstep, baptized 11 Feb. 1587/8, was married about 
1606 to Nathaniel Tilden and emigrated with him and their children to 
New England in 1635. (Register, vol. 65, p. 331.) John Huckstep, 
the testator of 1624, was an uncle of Lydia (Huckstep) Tilden. 

The will of John Hatch shows Puritan affiliations, and is rich in family 
history. Doubtless some of the early Hatch emigrants to New England 
were related to him. — E. F.] 

[To be continued] 


By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn. 
[Continued from vol. 66, page 332] 

22. John 4 Hotchkiss (John, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 27 June 1694, died 
3 Feb. 1777. He was a captain, and lived at Cheshire. He mar- 
ried, 10 Mar. 1719, Miriam Wood, who was born about 1700 and 
died 10 Jan. 1765. 
Children : 

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51. i. Jason, 5 b. 12 May 1719. 

ii. Sarah, b. 13 July 1721 ; m. 14 June 1738 Augustus Bristol, b. 26 

Nov. 1711, d. 4 Feb. 1742. 
iii. Dorothy, b. 28 Dec. 1723; d. bef. 1753; m. 27 Dec. 1742 Samuel 

Benham, b. 5 Jan. 1720, d. abt. 1754. 
iv. Hannah, b. 3 July 1726; m. 28 Feb. 1745 Joseph Bunnell, b. 17 

Jan. 1723. 
v. Miriam, b. 10 Sept. 1728 ; m. 16 June 1747 Gideon Curtis. 
yL Naomi, b. 23 Feb. 1731 ; m. 6 Nov. 1749 Samuel Adams. 
vii. Lydia, bapt. Feb. 1733. 

52. viii. John, b. 16 Sept. 1735. 

53. ix. Elijah, b. 6 Mar. 1738. 

x. Mary, b. 5 Dec. 1740 ; m. 12 May 1757 Thomas Brooks. 

23. Capt. Amos 4 Hotchkiss (John, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 27 June 1704, 

lived at Cheshire, and died 17 Jan. 1773. He married first, 25 
Feb. 1731, Elizabeth Matthews, who died 17 Sept. 1731; and 
secondly Obedience Munson, daughter of Samuel and Martha 
(Ferns), who was born 13 Oct. 1702. 
Children by second wife : 

i. Elizabeth, 6 bapt. 23 Dec. 1733; m. (1) 6 May 1752 Jonathan Bris- 
tol, b. 27 July 1725, d. 1762 ; m. (2) 1 Mar. 1769 Abner Blakeslee. 
ii. Kobert, bapt. June 1736 ; d. Apr. 1750. 

54. iii. Amos, b. 27 Mar. 1738. 

iv. Obedience, b. 7 Jan. 1740; had son Rosioell,* b. 4 July 1765; m. 23 

Feb. 1769 Abner Austin. 
v. Lois, b. 2 July 1743 ; had daughter Tryal Hitchcock,* b. July 1759, 

who m. in 1778 Samuel Anthony ; m. 14 Nov. 1765 William Jones. 
vi. Marlow, b. 20 June 1745 ; m. 13 Nov. 1764 Titus Lines, b. 19 Mar. 

1741, d. 1770. 

24. James 4 Hotchkiss (John, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 24 Nov. 1706, lived 

at Cheshire, and died G Mar. 1781. He married, 23 July 1728, 
Tamar Munson, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Preston), who was 
born 5 Dec. 1707 and died 2 Oct. 1788. 
Children : 

i. James. 5 

55. ii. Benjamin, b. 3 Mar. 1730. 

56. iii. Asa, b. 24 Nov. 1731. 

iv. Robert, b. 17 June 1733. 

v. Eunice, b. 28 Mar. 1735 ; d. 16 Jan. 1737. 

vi. Tamar, b. 24 Aug. 1736. 

vii. Eunice, bapt. 29 Jan. 1738; m. 15 Feb. 1758 Andrew Durand. 

viii. Waitstill, bapt. Oct. 1740; m. Eunice Bradley. Children: 1. 
Asa, 6 b. 23 Nov. 1764. 2. Eunice, b. 25 Mar. 1768. 3. Waitstill, 
b. 18 May 1771 ; m. 25 May 1800 Phebe Cowell. 4. Lydia, b. 30 
June 1775. Probably others. 

ix, Reuben, b. 5 Feb. 1743. 

x. Lydia, b. 11 Aug. 1745. 

xi. Lois, m. 3 Jan. 1770 John Ives. 

25. Henry 4 Hotchkiss (John 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 1 Apr. 1715, was 

a captain, lived at Cheshire, and died 9 June 1799. He married 
first, 23 Nov. 1736, Sarah Benham, daughter of Nathan and Sarah 
(Beecher), who was born at West Haven about 1712 and died 19 
Nov. 1751 ; and secondly Lydia Brooks, widow, who was born 
about 1719 and died 7 Mar. 1793. 
Children : 

57. i. Joseph, 6 b. 18 Dec. 1738. 













50 The Hotchhiss Family [Jan. 

ii. Henry, b. 2 Sept. 1739 ; m. 4 Jan. 1759 Esther Smith. Children : 
1. Mary, b. 29 Sept. 1760. 2. Esther, d. 20 Dec. 1778. 3. Chauncey, 
b. 10 Feb. 1765. 4. Lyman, b. 20 Feb. 1768 ; m. 20 Oct. 1790 Olive 
Brown. 5. Amasa, b. 26 Nov. 1769. Probably others. 

iii. Jonah, b. 26 Jan. 1741 ; d. Sept. 1742. 

iv. Sarah, b. 5 Feb. 1743 ; d. 19 Sept. 1812 ; m. 2 Dec. 1762 Valentine 
Hitchcock, b. 15 Apr. 1741, d. 28 Apr. 1809. 
58. v. Jonah, b. 28 Oct. 1745. 

vi. Maky, b. 1 Feb. 1747 ; d. 1747. 

26. Caleb 4 Hotchkiss {Joshua* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 27 July 1703, died 

27 Oct. 1785. He lived at Hamden. He married, 19 Dec. 1728, 
Ruth Munson, daughter of John and Sarah (Cooper), who was 
born 30 Jan. 1708 and died 21 May 1785. 
Children : 

Hezekiah, 5 b. 27 Sept. 1729. 

John (twin), b. 12 Nov. 1731. 

Sakah (twin), b. 12 Nov. 1731. 

Joshua (twin), b. 12 Feb. 1734. 

Susannah (twin), b. 12 Feb. 1734; m. 17 July 1754 Ezra Daggett. 


Ruth, m. 15 Nov. 1763 Ichabod Page. 


27. Joshua 4 Hotchkiss (Joshua, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 22 Dec. 1707, 

married, 18 Dec. 1732, Obedience Cooper, daughter of Samuel 
and Elizabeth (Smith), who was born 25 July 1712. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 6 b. 14 Jan. 1734. 

ii. Chakles, b. 8 July 1736; m. 11 Feb. 1762 Elizabeth Harris. 
iii. Timothy, b. 16 Mar. 1742. 

iv. Eunice, b. 11 July 1745 ; m. 5 Aug. 1762 John Davies of Litchfield, 
v. Lois, b. 16 Aug. 1749 ; prob. m. 29 Dec. 1772 Aaron Smith of New 

28. Joseph 4 Hotchkiss (Joseph, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 3 Sept. 1700, 

died 5 Sept. 1740. He lived at Guilford. He married, 1725, 
Thankful Stone, who died 14 Sept. 1751. 
Children : 

Ezekiel, 6 b. 14 Mar. 1726. 
Daniel, b. 2 July 1728. 

Kachel, b. 18 Mar. 1730; d. 15 Aug. 1802; m. 1 Dec. 1748 Miles 5 
Hotchkiss (Isaac, 4 Joseph, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), b. 11 Feb. 1728, d. 
13 May 1810. 
iv. John, b. abt. 1732; d. 30 Oct. 1799; m. 20 Apr. 1756 Obedience 

Stone, who d. 28 May 1797. 
v. Mary, b. abt. 1734; d. 18 Mar. 1743. 
vi Thankful, m. 3 Sept. 1755 Elihu Stone of Litchfield. 
65. vii. Joseph, b. 22 Oct. 1736. 

viii Amos, b. 2 Jan. 1739 ; removed to Vermont, 
ix. Ebenezer, b. 5 Jan. 1741 ; d. 23 Nov. 1760. 

29. Josiaii 4 Hotchktss (Josiah, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 3 Apr. 1720, lived 

at Cheshire, and married, 8 Dec. 1741, Abigail Bartholomew. 

Children : 






66. i. 

Josiah, 6 b. 26 Dec. 1742 

67. ii. 

Benoni, b. 4 Aug. 1752. 

Probably others. 

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30. Lent 4 Hotchkiss (Josiah* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 2 June 1726, died 

8 Apr. 1760. He married, 20 Dec. 1750, Abigail Chauncey, 
who married secondly Isaac Tyler. 
Children : 

i. Ruth, 6 b. 29 Oct. 1751 ; m. 20 Dec. 1775 William Perkins, b. 6 Jan. 

1755. They removed to Pomfret, Vt. 
ii. Abigail (twin), b. 2 Sept. 1753. 
iii. Lent (twin), b. 2 Sept. 1753 ; d. 2 Dec. 1805 ; m. Sarah Ball, b. 19 

Oct. 1765, d. 22 May 1803. They removed to New Haven. Besides 

several children who died young, they had : John B., 6 b. abt. 1793, 

d. 24 Aug. 1839, a shipmaster of New Haven, 
iv. Martha, b. 2 Aug. 1757 ; m. 16 Nov. 1773 Elisha Jones. 

31. Caleb 4 Hotchkiss (Caleb, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 6 June 1712, died 

5 July 1779. He lived at Hamden. He married, 6 Jan. 1737, 
Phkbe Atwater, who was born 20 Oct. 1714 and died 19 Feb. 


Children : 

68. i. Stephen, 5 b. 4 Feb. 1738. 

ii. Phebe, b. 12 Oct. 1739 ; d. young. 

iii. Mehitabel, b. 20 Mar. 1742; d. 18 Mar. 1804; m. 11 Nov. 1761 Eli- 
jah 4 Hotchkiss of Derby (43), b. 13 May 1733, d. 2 Sept. 1806. 

69. iv. Jonah, b. 12 June 1745. 

v. Amos, b. 22 May 1750 ; m. 12 Sept. 1773 Rebecca Gilbert. 
vi. Asa, d. 1800. 

32. Joel 4 Hotchkiss (Caleb, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 18 Mar. 1716, died 

in 1777. He married first, 5 Nov. 1741, Mary Sherman, born 

19 Mar. 1719 ; and secondly Sarah . 

Children : 

70. i. Elihu, 5 b. 16 Aug. 1742. 

ii. Joel, b. 9 Nov. 1745; d. in 1819; m. Martha Peck. Administra- 
tion on his estate was granted to Peninah and Mehitabel Hotchkiss, 
with Medad Hotchkiss as surety. 

iii. Mary, b. 25 Jan. 1748 ; d. young. 

iv. Eliphalet, b. 14 Apr. 1750 ; removed to Litchfield ; m. Esther 
Beecher, bapt. 26 Aug. 1752. 

v. Elias (twin), b. 18 Mar. 1752; d. 1822; m. Eunice Atwater, b. 

vi. Mary (twin), b. 18 Mar. 1752. 

vii. Rachel, b. 21 Feb. 1754. 

viii. Eldad, b. 21 Apr. 1756 ; m. Abigail Atwater, b. 1759. 

ix. Medad, b. 21 Apr. 1758; d. young. 

x. Medad, b. 7 Oct. 1760; d. 1828. 

xi. Mehitabel, b. 14 July 1764. 

33. Nehemiah 4 Hotchkiss (Caleb, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 20 Apr, 

1719, died in 1769. He married, 8 Nov. 1739, Mary Rexford, 
daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Stevens), who was born about 
1720 and died 2 Aug. 1770. 
Children : 

i. Naomi, 5 b. 15 Mar. 1741 ; m. 13 Dec. 1764 James Bradley, Jr. 

ii. Amy. 

iii. Nehemiah, b. 11 Jan. 1745 ; m. 25 Jan. 1768 Rebecca Osborn. 

iv. Mary, b. 2 Jan. 1747; m. 17 Mar. 1768 Enoch Moulthrop. 

v. Martha, m. Jonathan Sperry of Southbury. 

vi. Arthur, d. June 1760. 


52 The Hotchlciss Family [Jan. 

34. Samuel 4 Hotchkiss (Samuel* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at East 

Haven 5 Jan. 1715, died at JNorthford in 1774. He married Mary 

Children : 

i. Mary, 5 d. abt. 1745; d. 1779. 
ii. Sarah. 
iii. Samuel. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. abt. 1758 ; d. 1774. 

v. Hannah, m. 28 Mar. 1786 Jacob Bunnell of Branford, b. 12 Dec. 

35. Joshua 4 Hotchkiss (Stephen* Joshua 2 Samuel 1 ), born 26 Aug. 

1705, died 29 Dec. 1788. He lived at Cheshire. He married, 
2 Feb. 1732, Mary 4 Hotchkiss, born 1 Apr. 1701, died 13 Nov. 


Children : 

71. i. John, 6 b. 27 Feb. 1733. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 30 Mar. 1735 ; m. (1) 23 Nov. 1752 Ebenezer Ben- 
ham, b. 31 Oct. 1726, d. 25 Dec. 1755; m. (2) 25 Mar. 1758 Amos 
Osborne of Waterbury. 

iii. Mary, b. 11 Aug. 1737 ; d. 19 June 1738. 

iv. Mary, b. 5 June 1739 ; m. 10 Jan. 1760 William Wheeler, Jr. 

36. Dea. Gideon 4 Hotchkiss (Stephen* Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Cheshire 5 Dec. 1716, died 3 Sept. 1807. He married first, 18 June 
1737, Anna Brockett, who died 1 Aug. 1762 ; and secondly, 22 
Feb. 1763, Mabel Stiles. He settled at Waterbury, and his de- 
scendants are given in Anderson's History of Waterbury. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Jesse, 6 b. 9 Oct. 1738; d. 29 Sept. 1776; m. 2 Oct. 1759 Charity 

Mallory, and left issue. 
ii. David, b. 5 Apr. 1740; m. (1) 21 Nov. 1763 Abigail Douglas, who 

d. 5 Apr. 1775 ; m. (2) 5 July 1775 Peninah Todd; left issue, 
iii. Abraham, b. and d. 3 May 1742. 
iv. Abraham, b. 25 Mar. 1743; d. 29 Oct. 1806; m. 30 Dec. 1767 Han- 

•nah Weed. 
v. Gideon, b. 31 Dec. 1744 ; d. 6 Jan. 1819 ; m. Mary Scott ; left issue, 
vi. Huldah, b. 27 June 1747; d. 28 Mar. 1774; m. 8 Apr. 1773 Joseph 

vii. Anna, b. 22 Oct. 1749 ; m. 16 Mar. 1775 Keuben Williams. 
viii. Amos, b. 24 Nov. 1751; m. 24 Dec. 1772 Abigail Scott; left issue, 
ix. Submit, b. 2 June 1753 ; in. 15 June 1775 David Payne. 
x. Titus, b. 26 June 1755 ; m. Rachel Guernsey. 
xi. Eben, b. 13 Dec. 1757; m. 15 Feb. 1781 Mary Sanford ; left issue, 
xii. Asahel, b. 15 Feb. 1760; m. (1) 22 Mar. 1781 Sarah Williams, who 

d. 28 Mar. 1794 ; m. (2) 7 June 1794 Phebe Merriam ; left issue, 
xiii. Benoni, b. and d. 27 July 1762. 

Children by second wife : 

xiv. Mabel, b. 23 May 1764; d. 5 May 1797; m. Chauncey Judd. 
xv. Phebe, b. 29 Aug. 1765 ; d. 1789 ; m. Reuben Williams. 
xvi. Hannah, b. 14 Oct. 1766; d. 26 Nov. 1766. 
xvii. Stiles, b. 30 Jan. 1768; m. Polly Horton; had issue. 

xviii. Olive, b. 21 Nov. 1769 ; m. Jones. 

xix. Mellicent, b. 6 May 1771 ; m. David Sanford. 
xx. Amzi, b. 3 July 1774 ; removed to Meriden. 

37. Dea. Stephen 4 Hotchkiss (Stephen* Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 1 Dec. 

1718, lived at Cheshire. He married first Thankful Cook, who 

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was born about 1718 and died 14 Sept. 1760 ; secondly, 2 Mar. 1762, 
Anne (Rotce) Johnson, widow of Daniel; and thirdly, 13 Sept. 
1782, Thankful Brooks. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Esther, 5 b. 23 Oct. 1742 ; d. 15 Oct. 1749. 

ii. Thankful, b. 14 Mar. 1745; m. (1) 5 May 1767 Titus Preston, b. 
29 Jan. 1744, d. 7 June 1770; m. (2) 21 Mar. 1771 Stephen Cook. 
in. Susannah, bapt. Aug. 1747; d. 15 Oct. 1749. 
iv. Esther, b. 9 June 1750. 
v. Susannah, b. 20 July 1752. 
vi. Stephen, b. 15 July 1754. 
vii. Samuel, b. 22 Oct. 1755. 

38. Silas 4 Hotchkiss (Stephen* Joshua* Samuel 1 ), born 20 Dec. 1719, 

died in Jan. 1783. He removed to Waterbury. He married first, 
12 May 1748, Lois (Richards) Bronson, widow of Benjamin, 

who died 7 Feb. 1776; and secondly Abigail , who died 

31 Aug. 1794. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Chloe, 5 b. 19 Jan. 1749. 

ii. Hester, b. 2 Jan. 1751; d. 23 Feb. 1787; m. 21 Nov. 1774 Joseph 

iii. Stephen, b. 24 Aug. 1753; d. 9 Sept. 1826; m. 31 Dec. 1778 Tamar 

Kichason ; left issue. 
iv. Truman, b. 18 June 1760; d. May 1838. 
v. Lois, b. 21 Mar. 1763 ; d. 23 Aug. 1763. 

39. Benjamin 4 Hotchkiss (Stephen, 3 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 1 Feb. 

1728, lived at Cheshire, and married, 16 Apr. 1751, Elizabeth 


Children : 

i. Abraham Barnes, 5 b. 21 Jan. 1752 ; d. 3 Feb. 1752. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. 15 Feb. 1753. 
iii. Hannah, b. 14 June 1755. 

40. Isaac 4 Hotchkiss (Isaac, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born about 1729, died 

in 1777. He lived at Woodbridge, and married Anna — . 

Children : 

i. Loranlv, 8 bapt. 30 Aug. 1752. 

72. ii. Abraham. 
iii. Peter. 

73. iv. Isaac, b. abt. 1758. 


Perhaps other children. 

41. Dea. Jacob 4 Hotchkiss (Isaac, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born about 1736, 

died 26 June 1825. He lived at Woodbridge, and married, 25 Jan. 
1763, Mart Perkins, daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Peck), 
who was born 20 Aug. 1744. 
Children (order uncertain) : 

i. Zedekiah. 5 

ii. Zaccheus. 

iii. Mary, m. Thomas. 

iv. Huldah, m. Hull. 

v. Rhoda, m. Warner. 

vi. Lucy, m. Warner. 

vii. Hannah, m. Thomas, 

54 The Hotchlciss Family [Jan. 

42. Jabez 4 Hotchkiss (Jacob, 3 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 4 Aug. 1729, 

lived at Bethany, and married Lydia Sperry, daughter of Stephen 
and Lydia (Holt). 
Children : 

74. i. Stephen,* b. 31 Oct. 1761. 
ii. Mary, b. 3 June 1762. 

iii. Timothy, b. 22 Jan. 1766. 

iv. Lydia, b. 1 Apr. 1768 ; d. 1773. 

v. Eleazer, b. 4 June 1770. 

vi. Lydia, b. 7 June 1774. 

43. Elijah 4 Hotchkiss (Jacob, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 13 May 1733, 

founded the second Derby branch of the family, and died 2 Sept. 
1806. He married, 11 Nov. 1761, Mehitabel 5 Hotchkiss, 
daughter of Caleb (31), who was born 20 Mar. 1742 and died 18 
Mar. 1804. 
Children : 

75. i. Leverett, 5 b. 6 Oct. 1762. 
ii. Phebe, b. 2 Aug. 1764. 

iii. Elijah, b. 16 Nov. 1766. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. 17 June 1769 ; d. 29 Aug. 1794. 

v. Mehitabel, b. 22 July 1772 ; d. 4 Nov. 1833. 

vi. Cyrus, b. 16 July 1774; d. 27 Jan. 1846; m. Catharine , who 

d. 24 Feb. 1832; had issue, 
vii. Nabby, b. 30 Aug. 1777; m. Ezra Lewis. 
viii. Burr, m. Mary Tomlinson. 
ix. Rebecca. 

44. Abraham 4 LIotchkiss (Jacob, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 9 Feb. 1742, 

lived at Hamden, and died 8 June 1778. He married, 7 Feb. 1769, 
Phebe Augur, who was born about 1739 and died 29 Mar. 1813. 
Children : 

i. Polly, 5 b. 13 Nov. 1770; m. Eev. Tillotson Brownson. 

ii. Elias, b. 13 Aug. 1772 ; d. 7 July 1830; m. (1) Chloe Todd, b. abt. 

1778, d. 27 July 1797 ; m. (2) Esther Dickerman, b. abt. 1779, d. 

2 Nov. 1826. For descendants see Dickerman Genealogy, p. 383. 
iii. Huldah, b. 22 July 1774 ; d. without issue. 

45. Joseph 4 Hotchkiss (Samuel 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ) lived at Bethany, 

and married first, about 1737, Lydia Thomas, who was born 28 
Sept. 1709 and died shortly after Feb. 1738. He married secondly, 
15 Oct. 1738, Patience Collins, daughter of Joseph, who was 
born 8 Oct. 1719 and died 8 Jan. 1754. 
Children by second wife : 

Joseph, 6 b. 21 May 1739. 

Samuel, b. 19 June 1741. 

Patience, b. 22 Apr. 1743 ; m. Samuel Hine of Milford. 

William, b. 9 Oct. 1744. 

Jonas, b. 20 Aug. 1746; m. Mabel . 

Benjamin, b. 2 June 1748. 

vii. Joel, b. 19 Mar. 1752; d. 29 Jan. 1816; m. 16 Jan. 1777 Abigail 

Sperry, b. 16 May 1753, d. 15 Aug. 1837, daughter of David and 

Abigail (Perkins). They lived near Litchfield, and were buried 

at Northlield. They left issue. 

viii. Ezekiel, b. 5 Jan. 1754 ; m. Rebecca Thomas, daughter of Gershom. 

46. David 4 Hotchkiss (Abraham, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 19 Aug. 

1724, removed to Woodbury, and died 24 June 1777. He married, 











1913] The Hotchhiss Family 55 

10 Nov. 1748, Submit Hill, who died Mar. 1756. 

Children : 

i. Sibyl, 5 b. 29 May 1749 ; m. 1773 Simeon Taylor of Woodbury, 
ii. David, bapt. 20 Jan. 1751. 

iii. Huldah, b. 16 Apr. 1752 ; m. Yale. 

iv. Eliza, b. 3 Feb. 1754; m. (1) Jesse Munger of Guilford; m. (2) 

80. v. Reuben, b. 8 Mar. 1756. 

47. Daniel 4 Hotchkiss (Daniel, 3 Daniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at New 

Haven, founded the fourth Cheshire branch of the family. He 
married Mamre Cook, daughter of Capt. Ephraim. 
Children : 

i. Daniel, 5 b. 19 Aug. 1744; d. 28 July. 1827; m. 24 Aug. 1769 Sarah 

ii. Susanna, b. 2 Mar. 1746; m. 27 Sept. 1769 Ephraim Smith. 

iii. Ephraim, b. 16 Aug. 1747; d. 1817; m. Elizabeth . 

iv. Lydia, b. 9 Mar. 1749. 

v. Esther, b. 23 Sept. 1750; m. Jan. 1773 Jotham Gaylord. 

vi. Mamre, b. 15 July 1752 ; d. Sept. 1804 ; m. 14 Mar. 1776 Dea. Lemuel 

Hitchcock of Cheshire, Durham, N. Y., and Windham, N. Y., 

b. 20 Dec. 1749, d. 27 June 1829. 
vii. Robert, b. 4 Apr. 1754; lived at Cheshire; m. Lucy Brooks (?). 
viii. Solomon, b. 20 June 1756; removed to Bethany; d. 20 Apr. 1849. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 4 Dec. 1757; d. 29 June 1808; m. 20 Nov. 1777 Ezra 

Bristol, b. 9 Jan. 1753, d. 9 May 1819. 
x. Tiezah, b. 14 Aug. 1759; d. 6 Sept. 1786; m. Elijah Wooding of 

Bethany, b. abt. 1761, d. 7 Nov. 1825. 
xi. Salmon, b. 14 Nov. 1761. 
xii. Candace, b. 14 Apr. 1763 ; m. 1 May 1783 Enos Tuttle, Jr., of New 

xiii. Rebecca, b. 5 Jan. 1765 ; m. Joel Wilmot of Bristol, 
xiv. JonN Cook, b. 8 Sept, 1767; m. Sarah 6 Hotchkiss, daughter of 

John (71). 

48. Solomon 4 Hotchkiss (Daniel, 8 Daniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), of Woodbridge, 

died Apr. 1763. He married, 16 Dec. 1748, Eleanor Perkins, 
daughter of Seth and Elizabeth (Munson), who was born 3 Sept. 
1726 and died 9 May 1816. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. 5 Dec. 1749 ; m. 16 Mar. 1777 Daniel Johnson of 

81. ii. Solomon, b. 20 Mar. 1752. 

82. iii. David, b. 26 Oct. 1754. 

49. Dea. Eliphalet 4 Hotchkiss (Daniel* Daniel, 9 Samuel 1 ), born 

1 Nov. 1727, died 5 July 1803. He founded the first Derby branch 
of the family. He married, 26 Dec. 1751, Comfort Harger, 
daughter of Jabez, who was born 10 Sept. 1720 and died 11 Mar. 

Children : 

i. Susannah, 5 b. 6 Jan. 1753 ; m. 13 June 1774 Daniel Tomlinson. 

83. ii. Levi, b. 2 May 1754. 

iii. Eliphalet, b. 1 Apr. 1756 ; d. 25 Feb. 1775. 

iv. Moses, b. 28 Dec. 1757; d. 9 May 1799; m. 25 Jan. 1787 Sarah 

Bryan of Milford, who d. after 1828. Child: 1. Sally M., G b. abt. 

1790; d. 29 Apr. 1828. 
v. David, b. 30 Dec. 1759 ; d. 30 Aug. 1776. 
vi, Philo, b. 26 Nov, 1761; d. 22 June 1787. Children: 1. Philo. 6 2. 


56 Town Records of Go sport, JST. IT. [Jan, 

50. Obadiah 4 Hotchkiss (Daniel? Daniel? Samuel 1 ), born 9 Apr. 1731, 
lived at New Haven, and died 23 Mar. 1805. He married, 16 Nov. 
1758, Mercy Perkins, daughter of Daniel and Martha (Elcock), 
who was born 30 Jan. 1730 and died 14 Jan. 1797. 
Children : 

84. i. Eli, 5 b. 18 Sept. 1758. 

ii. Lydia, b. 26 Jan. 1761; d. 2 Mar. 1793; m. 26 Sept. 1782 Jared 

85. iii. Obadiah, b. 4 Sept. 1762. 

iv. Silas, b. 16 Mar. 1765 ; d. 24 Sept. 1776. 

86. v. Justus, b. abt. 1772. 

[To be continued] 


Communicated by Joseph Weatherhead Warren, M.D., of Bryn Mawr, Fa. 

Besides the book containing " The Records of the Church of Gosport/' 
which was in large part printed in the Register, vol. 66,* the town of 
Gosport, N. PL, had also a book containing the records of town-meetings 
together with a variety of other entries concerning the families of Star 
Island and to some extent of other of the Isles of Shoals and their affairs. 
In 1872 nearly the whole of Star Island, including all of the land belong- 
ing to the town of Gosport, passed into other, private hands, in order that 
a large summer hotel, the Oceanic, the proposed rival of the popular Apple- 
dore House, might be erected there. The town, which was incorporated 
24 Dec. 1715, did not at once go out of existence. A kind of organization 
was preserved, some dwellers on other islands and other non-residents being 
generally taken in for that purpose, and from time to time, as late as 1876, 
a representative was elected to go to Concord and actually went. In the 
sessions of the House of Representatives in 1876 the question of excusing 
Gosport from sending a representative, which had been brought up at inter- 
vals ever since 1871, became fully ripe, and bills were introduced to repeal 
the act authorizing representation, or to take away the charter, and to annex 
the place to Rye. These passed the House 19 July, and the Senate con- 
curred therein the next day. The act was to take effect 1 Sept. 1876. 
The next year another bill was passed, which established the district of 
Gosport in the town of Rye and gave to it certain powers as to police regu- 
lations and ordinances as though it were a duly incorporated town. It was 
also provided that all the taxes of the district, other than for state and 
county purposes, should be for its exclusive use and benefit. Two years 
later, in 1879, the district of Gosport was made liable for paupers and 
other demands as though an independent township. One may reasonably 
guess that the inhabitants of Rye had a hand in this somewhat remarkable 
legislation, fearing that old and decrepit Shoalers might acquire claims on 
the town and become a burden. 

For some years the book of town records remained as a curiosity for the 
edification of the summer visitor at the hotel on Star Island. It then passed 

*That book is now in the keeping of the New Hampshire Historical Society at 

1913] Town Records of Go sport, N. II 57 

into the possession of the selectmen of Rye, until, under the state law for 
the preservation of old records, it was taken to Concord and put with the 
other documents now in charge of the secretary of state. * 

The book has no title-page and no name, except on a strip of paper pasted 
on the back, but it is proper to call it the " Town Records of Gosport," 
although it contains many other things. It is of about the same form as 
the church book, 12 J by 8 inches, and has 458 pages. Formerly only a 
partial paging by folio numbers existed, but a few years ago all the pages 
were clearly marked, and this numbering is followed here. The book con- 
tains two kinds of paper ; it is in fact really two books bound in one, and 
some pages clearly show that they were slightly trimmed in the process. 
Down to page 110 we evidently have a portion of what in some late entries 
is called the "old book," which was begun in 1731. Some of the records 
here are beautifully written, while others show evidence of much painful 
labor with the pen and a use of the English of the monarch of the moment 
calculated to make modern reformers of spelling blush at their moderation. 
A few of these remaining pages are much besmoked and brittle, as though 
the book had been in a fire. I am indeed informed that the Records were 
in the Atlantic House when this building and several others were destroyed 
in the great fire of May 18G6. This was perhaps not the only exposure of 
the kind, for fires were not infrequent on Star Island. A part of this older 
book has been copied into the newer part of the existent book, but it is not 
possible to say how much was lost or destroyed. From page 111 on we 
have another kind of paper, bluish in color, and many of the sheets have 
the stamp of a crown over BATH in the corner. This part, I take it, 
formed at one time a separate " new " book. The earliest record on this 
kind of paper seems to be one of 1842 (p. 453), which is hardly an entry 
that would have been copied from the old book. The new paper or new 
book does not seem to have come into general use until several years later, 
and even then many entries continued to be made in the old book or part, 
possibly because it was more accessible. It will readily be seen that the 
utmost freedom was used, not only in the kind of entry, but also in the 
place where it was put. Even in the entries of the town-meetings there is 
much irregularity. This is in part due to the quite natural practice of 
writing first on the right-hand page and then on the left ; but often the 
whim of the moment took the writer of other entries to some unexpected 
place. Some of the confusion may be attributed to misplacement of sheets 
for rebinding. 

These Town Records are in some respects almost as remarkable for what 
they omit as for what they contain. There is no account of any meeting 
before 1731, although some must have been held, for we have elsewhere 
allusion to the selectmen of Gosport of an earlier date. It is a reasonable 
guess that the advent of Mr. Tucke had much influence in leading the town 
to start a regular book of records. None of these records, however, are in 
his hand, nor does he appear actively in any of the business of the town. 
There is also no entry for 1734 and none for the years 1741-45, 1765, 
and 1772. For one or two of these years there may be some confusion of 
the dates, but whatever the explanation, a number of records are not 
here. The pages containing them may have been damaged, and the copy- 

* J gladly take this opportunity to acknowledge publicly the great courtesy and un- 
failing kindness shown me by the Secretary, Mr. Edward N. Pearson, and the staff of 
his office, particularly by Miss Sargent and Mr. Willis, in my frequent visits to that 
office for the examination of these and other records. 

58 Town Records of Gosport, JV. H. [Jan. 

ing of such pages may not have appealed to the copyist when other parts 
of the book were transcribed. Records of town-meetings are also entirely 
lacking for the years 1776-1802, unless the vague and undated entry on 
p. 87 belongs here. During the big gap from 1805 to 1844 it is certain 
that no meetings were held. For the year 1853 a meeting is called, but 
there is no record of its doings. Although there is a call for a meeting 
which seems to belong to 1855, there is no record of such a meeting that 
year or the next, but in the almanac of the period (New Hampshire 
Register) town officers appear and the town had a representative at Concord. 
The years 1860-61 are also lacking, and there is no record of a town- 
meeting after 1862, not even after the voluminous notice of one in 1863. 
There is plenty of outside evidence that meetings were held after that 
time, although probably with some irregularity ; it is also possible that 
these records have been removed from the book, but the make-up of the 
book does not clearly show this. It is well known that at this time there 
was much disagreement in town affairs among the Gosportians, and many 
contentions arose, reaching even to the point of personal conflicts. It is 
also pretty clear to those familiar with the conditions of these stormy times 
that the existence of jealousies and quarrels made the inhabitants ready to 
sell out when the chance came, despite the fact that the place was well on 
the way to prosperity. These are, however, matters with which the Records 
have no immediate connection, and we are not now concerned with the his- 
tory of Gosport save as it makes the book more clear. 

What appears here is in the main a faithful copy of the original. In 
using the material it should be remembered that although in many cases 
we can tell who made the record and thus gauge its accuracy, there are 
also many items which may be viewed with a judicious skepticism. It 
should also be borne in mind that many of the families are by no means 
completely recorded. Often an entry was made when the family was new 
or small, and no account was taken of the additions as they came along. 
In some entries having no evident historical or genealogical value a con- 
densation of the record has been made, but all such changes I have en- 
deavored to make quite clear. The pages of the original records have been 
indicated by numerals inclosed in brackets. 

Town Records of Gosport 


This is to Notifie The freeholders and other the inhabitants of Star Island 
alias Gosport duely Qualify'd to Vote, that they meet togather at the House 
of Cap* Robert Downes on said Star Island Monday next at nine of the 
Clock in the Forenoon to give the Reverend M r John Tucke a Call to 
settle among us in the work of the Ministry and to pass a Vote what an- 
nuall Salary to give him, and to do any thing Else in that affair that may 
be Thought proper. Robert Downes ) 

Dated at Star Island Francis Combs > Select Men 

the 11 th December 1731. George Collings ) 


At a general meeting of the Freeholders and other y e Inhabitants of Star 
Island alias Gosport duely Qualify'd to vote this thirteenth day of decem- 
ber 1731 according to Notification given under the hands of the Select Men 
december the Eleventh 1731 

M r Thomas Lambert beinoj chosen Moderator — — — 


1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H. 59 

The Question being ask'd at the said meeting by the moderator whether 
it was their minds to make choice of the Reverend M r John Tooke to be 
their Minister and whether they did chuse him to settle among them in the 
work of the Ministry in case he shoud accept .... and it pass'd in the 
affermative. — Nemine Contradicente 

It was al'so Voted, to give & allow the Reverend M r John Tooke an- 
nually for his Support & maintenance one hundred and ten Pounds mony 
or bills of Credit, so long as it shall please God to continue him among us 
in the work of the Ministry. Nemine Contradicente 

It was al'so Voted that the Reverend M r John Tooke should have two 
thirds of his annual Salary allow'd and pay'd him annually by the Last of 
May and the other third by the last of September — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted to give the Reverend M r John Tooke fifty pounds in 
Mony by the Last of May next towards building him a House, in Case he 
chuseth to Build a House himself but in case he should hereafter remove 
from us he shall be oblidg'd to give us the refusal of buying the House and 
abate us fifty pounds in the price — Nemine Contradicente. 


It was al'so voted to give to the Reverend M r John Tooke a convenient 

place to sett his House upon & and a garden Spot. — Nemine Contradicente 

It was al'so voted that M r Andrew Mace M r Samuel Sanders & M r 

Thomas Lambert be a Committee to Treat with the Rev d M r John Tooke 

to acquaint him what is done at this meeting — Nemine Coutradicente. 

It was al'so voted that they would proceed to ordain the Rev d M r John 
Tooke some Convenient time next Spring in case he accepts of what is 
above voted — Nemine Contradicente 

Thomas Lambert Moderat r 
William Sanderson Town Clark 


At A General Meeting of the Freeholders and other y e Inhabitants of 
the Town of Gosport alias Star Island duly Qualified to Vote this Third 
day of Apriel 1732. According to Notificat" given under the Select mens 
hands. M r Thorn 8 Lambert being chosen Moderator. 

John Michamere ) a i t j Joseph Mace ") Tyth g 

W m Michamere V ^^ j Charles Rendle j Men 

Amb 8 Downes ) j W m Sanderson | Town Clark 

j Tho s Perkins | Constab. j And w Mace | W ood Cord. 

Province of New Hampshire. To the Constable of Gosport alias Star 
Island Greeting you are hereby Requird to Notifie the Freeholders & other 
the Inhabitants of Star Island alias Gosport duely Qualified to Vote that 
they meet at the meeting House in Gosport aforesay'd on Fryday the 28 th 
day of April at five of the Clock in the forenoon then and there to take 
some propper measures and to Come into suitable methods for the settle- 
ment of a minister among us, to pass such Votes as shall be conducive 
thereunto and to do any other thing which may be Tho't propper to be done 
at say'd meeting makeing a due Return hereof to us — 

April y e 27 th 1732 John Michamere } SeJect 

William Michamere > « 
Ambrose Downs ) 

60 Town Records of Gosport , JV. IT. [Jan, 


At a Legal meeting of the freeholders & other Inhabitants of Star Island 
alias Gosport duely qualified to vote this twenty eighth day of april 1732 
according to Notification given under the hands of the Select Men y e 27 th 

M r John Micharnere being chosen Moderator 

Whereas we at a General Meeting held y e 13 th day of Dec r Last did call 
the Rev cl M r John Tooke to the work of the ministry among [us] & for 
his Support did offer him One hundred & Ten pounds mony a Year two 
thirds whereof to be pay'd on y e Last of May and the other third the Last 
of Septemb r annually we do now renew that our Call and confirm that our 
offer to him and also as the Value of mon'y shall fall we will make the 
aforesay'd One hundred & Ten pounds as good as it is now & will be ready 
to Enlarge his Salary as his Circumstances shall require & our own abili- 
ties allow. Voted — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so Voted that the Rev d M r John Tooke Salary should begin 
the first Day of October Last — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was allso Voted that we will give the Rev d M r John Tooke a Con- 
stant Contribution during his Ministry among us, the mon'y that shall be 
mark'd shall go towards his Salary and the mony that shall not be mark'd 
shall be given him gratis — Nemine Contradicente 

It was also voted to give the Rev rd M r John Tooke fifty pounds towards 
his Building a House gratis. Nemine Contradicente 

It was also voted that we will give the Rev d M r John Tooke a Convenient 
peice of Land for to sett his House & a Garden Spot where he chooses if 
to be had. Nemine Contradicente 


It was al'so Voted that we give the Rev d M r John Tooke the Privilege 
of keeping one Cow on the abovesay'd Island — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted that the Ministers answer be Brought in to this meet- 
ing and that M r Andrew Mace Sen r & M r Samuel Emmery be a Committee 
to fetch it — Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted that y e 26 th day of July next be the Time for the or- 
dination of the Rev d Mr John Tooke if the weather will Permitt for those 
Churches & ministers which shall be sent to, to come over but if the 
weather will not allow their comeing over at that time then it shall be 
Celebrated the first time they can get over. Nemine Contradicente 

It was al'so voted that the 13 th day of July next be observ'd as a day of 
Fasting & prayer to beg Gods Blessing on the affair of Settleing a Minister 
among us. Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so voted that Cap. Rob* Downs & M r Joseph Mace with the 
Select Men be a Committe to order & provide both for the fast & ordination — 
Nemine Contradicente. 

It was al'so Voted that the charges be defray'd by a Rate. Nemine 

It was al'so Voted that M r Thomas Lambert be Clark to Enter this days 
proceedings the Town Clark [Wm. Sanderson] being absent. Nemine 

To the Rev rd M r John Tooke. 

The freeholders & Inhabitants of Star Island alias gosport assembled at 

the meeting House on s d Island this 28 th day of April wishing health — 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H, CI 

S r We at this meeting have Voted and agreed to Sundry things which 
by the Enclos'd you'l be acquainted w th among which M r Andrew Mace 
Sen 1 " & M r Samuel Emmery a Committe to bring your answer to this 
meeting that we may proceed farther as to what is necessary & remaining 
we Beg You'l send your answer as soon as Possible being all waiting we 
remain Your most humb 1 Ser ts 

John Michamere ) o i 
Will™ Michamere )■ ^f ^ 
Ambrose Downs ) 

To the freeholders and Inhabitants of Star Island alias Gosport this 28 th 
day of april assembled at the Meeting House on said Island. 

Brethren It is some time since you Called me to y e work of the ministry 
among you to w ch call by reason of many discouragements & withal the 
very heavy Stroake of Providence w ch has befallen me among you has 
deferr'd my answer till this time, and now by the Committee sent to me 
by you I understand that you have both renew'd that Call and confirm'd 
former offers, & al'so hopeing that there is a prospect of doing Good among 
you, I rely'ing on the Strength of Divine Grace accept of Your call to me. 

But Brethren I must say to You as in 1 Cor. 9.. 14 so hath y e Lord or- 
dain'd that they w ch preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel. The 
same I Expect amongst you. and whilst I am amongst you I desire your 
prayers for me. In praying for me you'l pray for Yourselves — The apostle 
says 1 Thess : 5.. 25 Brethren pray for us. And I hope that my poor 
prayers will be to God for you I hope to say with y e Apostle Col. 1.. 9 I 
do not Cease to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled w th the 
knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding 

I am Yours to serve in y e Gospel John Tooke* 

Gosport april 28 tb 1732 


To The Constable of Gosport or Star Island Greeting 

You are hereby requir'd in his Maj s name to summons the Inhabitants of 

the said Town of Gosport to Appear at the House of M r Tho s Lambert in 

said Town at 9 of the Clock in the Evening then & There to choose a 

Proper Agent or Attorney to Represent the said Town at his Majestys 

*From the records of the meeting of 13 Dec. 1731 and of the meeting and letters of 
28 April 1732 it would seem that Mr. Tucke had been at Gosport for some time, possi- 
bly ever since October. In the Church Records (Register, vol. 66, p. 144) he enters 
a marriage under date of 24 Jan. 1731/2 as though performed by him at that time. On 
the other hand some 25 baptisms of Shoalers stand in the records of the Church of 
Rye between 3 Oct. 1731 and 12 Apr. 1732, as copied by Mr. Tucke into the records of 
the Gosport church. These baptisms may have taken place on Star Island. There is 
also one Shoals marriage of 4 Oct. 1731 in the Rye record. It is not unlikely that Mr. 
Tucke had authority (as a justice of the peace ?) to marry, but none to baptize, not 
being as yet ordained. This view would explain the entry in the Rye record of the 
baptism of four children of the Shoals as late as 9 July 1732, only a couple of weeks 
before the ordination. The " heavy Stroake of Providence " refers, I suppose, to the 
death of a son. Dow, in his Histoi'y of Hampton, notes a son Benjamin as baptized 5 
April 1731 and dying young. In Lane's Deaths in Hampton (Register, vol. 58, p. 30) 
we read: " 1732 march 13 mr. Tucks child died at the shore," and I am tempted to 
interpret " shore" as " Shoals." Another Benjamin was born in 1745. 

It may be of interest to add that the Church of Gosport met at the house of William 
Muchemore 13 July 1732 and chose Mr. Tucke for their minister and voted " that his 
ordination should be at the time mentioned by the Town." The record continues 
thus : " The C^ Voted y* Letters be sent to ye Rev d Mr Jabez Fitch of Portsmouth, 
y e Revd Mr John Newmarch of Kittery, ye Rev d M r Natl Gookin of Hampton, y e Revd 
M r John Odlin of Exeter and y e Revd M r Nat 1 Morril of Rye & to each of y r C 1 ^ 8 pray- 
ing yr Presence & Assistance aty e Ordination of y e Rev d M r John Tucke." 

62 Town Records of Gosport, JV". H. [Jan. 

Cou-'.t of Quarter Sessions now setting at Portsmouth then and there to 
answ ^r to a suit Brought against the Inhabitants of this Town by James 
Pitman of Ports m°* 

Date d this 5 th Decemb r 1732 Ambrose Downs") ^ , , 

Jn° Michamere > M 
W ra Michamere ) len 
M r John Michamere being Chosen Moderator 

At a Legall Town Meeting warn'd this 5 th December 1732 for the Choice 
of an Agent to answer to y e Complaint of James Pitman, The Inhabitants 
mett according to notyfycation & then & there made Choice of M r Thomas 
Lambert thereby giving him full power to answer to the said action or 
Complaint & to Employ one or more Attorneys under him as attest 

P W m Sanderson T. Clerk 
Vera Copia W m Sanderson T Clerk 


This is to Give Notice to y e freeholders & Dwellers on Star Island that 
they are hereby Requir'd to meet hear the first Lewardf Day after the 
date hereof it being On peter punters acco* by order of the Select Men 
Jan* y e 13 th 1732/3 John Michamere 1 gelect 

W m Michamere > ™ 
Ambrose Downe ) 

Province of Newhampshire. 

To The Constable of Gosport alias Star Island greeting you are hereby 
Requir'd to notifie the Inhabitants of Star Island alias Gosport duely Qualy- 
fied to Vote that they meet at the Meeting House in Gosport afore say'd on 
Saturday y e 27 th January 1732$ at Eleven of the Clock in the forenoon to 
pass such votes as may be tho't propper to be done at say'd meeting on the 
acco* of Peter Punter makeing due Return hereof to us 

Jan* 27 th 1732/3 John Michamere") gelect 

W m Michamere >• ^ 
Ambrose Down ) 

[Between this and the following entry is a memorandum by T. Perkins 
the constable that he has warned the inhabitants as directed.] 

At a legal meeting of y e Inhabitants of this Town of Gosport alias Star 
Island in the province of newhampshire according to notyfycation given 
under the Select mens hands y e 13 th Inst this 27 tb Day of Jan* 1732/3 
M r John Michamere being Chosen Moderator 

* James Pitman of Portsmouth, butcher, had applied to the court sitting at Dover 
Sept. 1732 that the town of Gosport be summoned to pay charges for the care of Peter 
Punter, fisherman, for whom Pitman had cared many months. The town was said to 
be responsible for his care. It appears that news of an impending trial had just ar- 
rived, and this caused the selectmen to send out a notice of a meeting at this unusual 
hour. Peter Punter had fished for different persons on various islands, and his habita- 
tion was a matter of dispute. It is not evident that he was already dead. 

f To fishermen on a small triangular island, some miles out at sea, a " leeward day " 
might be either a day so calm that the boats could not go out at all or a day with a 
wind altogether unfavorable to the fishing of the season. None of the dictionaries 
has a meaning of leeward that seems to fit here. Murray gives " calmness, peace, 
tranquillity" as rather unusual meanings of "lee," but has no corresponding mean- 
ings of " leeward." The same words also occur in the Records of the Church of Gos- 
port nearly fourteen years later, on 19 Dec. 1746. There, at the end of a church meet- 
ing where the condition of the community was a matter of very serious and prolonged 
consideration, Mr. Tucke makes this entry: "The C hh by a Vote adjourn y e C& 11 
Meets to be Held at y e Pastors House in a very Short Time on a Leeward Day." 

X A pen mark of erasure is drawn through these figures. 

1913] Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions 63 

Whereas James Pitman of Portsmouth at his Majestys Court of Quarter 
Sessions held at Portsmouth y e 5 th Dec r Last obtained Judgement against 
y e Inhabitants of this Town of Gosport in the — \_faded~] of peter punter 
(Lately Dead) from w ch Judgement we appeal d to the next Superiour 
Court — 

Voted that we will proceed in the prosecution [15] of that our Appeal — 
Nemine Contradicente 

[To be continued] 


Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 
[Continued from vol. 66, page 42] 


Willington Hill Old Cemetery 

Dolly C. Alden, daughter of the Rev. Abishai Alden & Elizabeth his wife 

who departed this life Jan. 29th, 1796. JE. 11 months & 7 days. 
George W. Aldrich died Oct. 17, 1893. Aged 86 yrs. 
Helen Preston, wife of Walter B. Allen & only dau. of Theron & Helen 
M. Brown died Aug. 17, 1895. Aged 29 y'rs. W. B. A. 1891- 
1892. D. P. A. 1894-1895. (Children) 
Charles H. Ames, 1st Conn. Cav. Co. L. killed in battle at Reams Station, 
June 20, 1862, aged 52. 

Caroline, his wife died March 19, 1868, aged 56. 
Eleazer Baker died Dec. 3, 1848. M. 84. 

Hannah, wife of Mr. Eleazer Baker died May 9, 1816. JE. 49. 
Ira died May 12, 1819. M. 31 

Maria died May 5, 1816 M. 6 yrs. 
Son & daughter of Mr. Eleazer & Mrs. Hannah Baker. 
Children of Peter & Eliza Barrett. 

Mary M. born Aug. 20, 1848, died April 3, 1858. 
Francis E. born Nov. 30, 1851, died May 3, 1858. 
Albert L. born Sept. 20, 1857, died March 16, 1858. 
Peter Barrett born Aug. 22, 1813- Died May 8, 1868. 
Francis C. Barrows died Feb. 3, 1887. Aged 54. Private, Co. I. 20 

Regt. Conn. Vol. 
Olive E. daughter of Roberson & Mary Beebe who died Sept. 12, 1824 

aged 1 year. 
Ebenezer Bicknal died March 14, 1836. Aged 79. 
Eleanor, wife of Ebenezer Bicknal died Aug. 31, 1834. Aged 80. 
Eunice Bicknell, wife of Horace Bicknell died March 3, 1866. Aged 77 

yrs. 5 mos. 
Horace Bicknell died July 2, 1855 aged 65. 
Elisha Brigham died July 17, 1840. Aged 58. 
Mrs. Mary Brigham Died Oct. 22, 1845. M. 95. 

Mrs. Sophronia M. wife of Spafford Brigham died May 14, 1843. JE. 46. 
Bennet Albert, only son of Theron & Helen Preston Brown drowned 

Aug. 25, 1873 at the age of 12 yrs. 11 mo. 
Mrs. Eunice, wife of Mr. Joseph Brown of precious memory, who died 
March 29th, 1798, in ye 85th year of her age. 

64 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [Jan. 

Helen Preston, wife of Theron Brown died Aug. 10, 1910. Aged 71 yrs. 
Mr. Joseph Brown who died in hope of a better life July 30th, 1800 in 

ye 84th year of his age. 
Samuel Brown, he Departed this life . . . Sept. 2d, 1777 in ye 31st year 

of his age, 
Clarence, son of L. H. & C. M. Buckland died Sept. 12, 1851, aged 1 

year, 9 months 21 days. 

Arthur Henry died April 22, 1859. M. 19 mo. 7 d's. 

Charles Lee died Nov. 10, 1858. JE. 2 y's 11 mo. & 4 d's. 
David Buffington died June 2, 1849, aged 51. 

Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin F. Burgess who died May 12, 1833, aged 21. 
Alatheia C. wife of Caleb H. Burnham & only daughter of Dr. Chester 

Carpenter died July 6, 1845. Aged 27. 
Caleb H. Burnham died Oct. 7th, 1868. Aged 50 years. 
Chester Burnham died Oct. 25, 1857, aged 69. \. 

Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Joseph Burnham died April 13, 1828. JE. 74. 
George W. son of Chester & Mary Burnham died Aug. 31, 1853. Aged 

21 years. 
Joseph Burnham who died March 14, 1837. Aged 85. 
Lucius S. son of Capt. Alba & Mrs. Salty Burnham died March 8, 1819. 

JE. 7 yrs. 
Mary E. daughter of C. H. & E. J. Burnham died Sept. 28, 1855. M. 

13 mo's. 
Mary, wife of Chester Burnham died Feb. 25, 1851. JE. 60. 
Dinah, wife of Darius Calkins, died Nov. 11, 1855, aged 80. 
Dunham H. Calkins died Dec. 15, 1881. Aged 70. 
Emilie C. Calkins died Sept. 25, 1909. Aged 63. 
James Calkins died Feb. 23, 1858. JE. 40. 
"Waity M. wife of Lester Carew died Jan. 22, 1868. Aged 56 y'rs 8 mo's 

2 days. 
Mrs. Charity Carpenter, wife of Mr. Abiel Carpenter who died Deer 30th, 

1774 in ye 46th year of her Age. 
Chester Carpenter, M.D. died April 3, 1868. Aged 87 Years & 9 mo's. 

Chloe Holt, his wife died Oct. 24, 1819. Aged 31 Years. 
Julia Caroline, daughter of Elijah H. & Maria S. Carpenter died Sept. 

27, 1855. JE. 1 y'r 6 mo's. 
Philander Isaiah, son of Elijah H. & Maria S. Carpenter, died May 8, 

1852, aged 3 y'rs & 8 mo's. 
Mrs. Lucy Case, wife of Capt. William Case died Jan. 10, 1811. JE. 96. 
Thomas A. son of Lemuel & Kuth M. Childs died Sept. 25, 1831. JE. 4. 

Also an infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Childs died Jan. 28, 1837. 
Abner Church died April 22, 1872. Aged QQ. 
Ann C. daughter of Abner & Sally Church died March 26, 1850, aged 15 

Sarah, wife of Abner Church died Dec. 22, 1879. Aged 68. 
David Clark died June 6, 1854 aged 67. 
George T. Clark died Jan. 26, 1864. JE. 26. 
Jane Lyon, wife of David Clark died May 12° 1875. Aged 75. 
Louisa L. wife of Daniel W. Clark died May 6, 1853. Aged 20. 
William L. son of David & Jane Clark died Dec. 15, 1849. Aged 18 years 

& 4 months. 
Edwin D. Clark died June 28, 1893. Aged 54. 
Moses Cleaveland died May 10, 1856. JE. 73. 

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Sally V. daughter of Mr. Moses & Mrs. Molly Cleavelancl died Nov. 20, 

1819. M. 6 yrs. 

Also Zelura A. died May 7, 1822. JE. 5 weeks. 
Alpheus, son of Mr. Zebulon Crocker & Mrs. Sarah Crocker, who died 

May 23, 1778 in ye (illegible) 
Miss Anna Crocker died June 11, 1816. J£. 67. 

Anne, daughter of Capt. Joseph & Mrs. Susanna Crocker died of the dysen- 
tery Sept. 17, 1809. Aged 2 years 9 months & 24 days. 
Candace Crocker died Jan. 11, 1849. M. 63. 
Mrs. Anna, wife of Capt. Joseph Crocker who died April 19, 1797 in the 

75 th year of her age. 
Benjamin, son of Seth Crocker, Esqr. and Mrs. Mary his wife who died 

July 8th, 1788 in ye 5th year of his Age. 
. . . Mr. Ebenezer Crocker who died Augst 2 2d, 1786 in ye 62d year of 

his Age. 
Eleazar, son to Capt. Joseph Crocker & Anna his wife ; he Departed this 

life July 4th, 1752 in ye 7th year of his age. 
Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Crocker died Sept. 14, 1818. M. 90. 
Mr. Joseph Crocker : he departed this life Dec. the 6th, A.D. 1809 in the 

34th year of his age. 
Capt. Joseph Crocker who departed this life March 2d, 1802 in the 82d 

year of his age. 
Joseph, son of Capt. Joseph & Mrs. Susanna Crocker who died of the dysen- 
tery Sept. 15, 1809. Aged 13 months & 26 days. 
Sarah, wife of Zebulon Crocker died June 2, 1855 aged 97. 
Zebulon Crocker, Esq. died Jan. 17, 1826. JE. 68. 
Harvey Curtis died Aug. 3, 1846. Aged 28. 
Henry, son of Alfred & Emma Curtis died June 11, 1835, aged 8 weeks 

& 1 day. 
Martha Aurelia, wife of Selden Curtis March 14, 1822.-Sept. 21, 1892. 
Mary Elizabeth, wife of Selden Curtiss Died at Westford Oct. 21, 1852. 

Aged 32 Y'rs. 
Mary, wife of William Curtis died . . . 1861. Aged 88. 
Sanford, son of Capt. William and Mrs. Mary Curtis died May 9th, A.D. 

1807, aged 6 years & 6 mos. 
Sarah Curtis died Sept. 29, 1874. Aged 69. 
Selden Curtis. Dec. 1, 1815-Feb. 18, 1902. 
William* Curtis died Nov. 3, 1860. Aged 86. 
Wilson W. Curtis died Aug. 10, 1890. Aged 77. 

Sally, his wife died Feb. 13, 1887. Aged 74. 
Abigail Cushman, wife of Eleazar Cushman who died Novemr 15 1804 in 

the 79th year of her age. 
Eleazar Cushman who died March 9th, 1777 in ye 77th year of his Age. 
Keziah, wife of Thomas Cushman who died April 19, 1825 aged 60 years. 
Lydia, wife of Thomas Cushman died Feb. 9, 1849. Aged 69. 
Thomas Cushman who died March 4, 1835. Aged 73. 
Jerusha, wife of John Darrow who died April 3, 1829. Aged 46. 
Marcus Darrow who died Dec. 15, 1833. Aged 22. 
Mrs. Orenda Davison died Jan. 1, 1864, aged 70 yrs. 11 mo. & 22 days. 
Amelia, wife of James Dawley died Nov. 11, 1887. Aged 85. 
George B. son of George S. & Sarah M. Dawley died Jan. 13, 1844, aged 

2 mos. 

[To be continued] 

6(? Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 


By Victor Channing Sanborn, Esq., of Kenilworth, 111. 

A surprising fact about the early settlers of New England is that so 
few records were kept of their English homes and ancestry. Where no 
identifying record has survived three centuries of time, a connection can 
often be traced through neighbors and friends in the first twenty years of 
sojourn here. But sometimes an early immigrant cannot thus be linked 
with a group. Then, unless the family name be uncommon, the search 
for English ancestry is blind indeed. 

The name of Levet is not uncommon, and there is some doubt whether 
a connection exists between Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton and 
any group of early New England settlers. Thomas Levet was born in 
1616, as appears from his death record and from a deposition of his, made 
in 1676 in the case of Drake v. Colcord (Mass. Ct. Assts., File No. 1566). 
He was thus born in the same year as William Wentworth, Christopher 
Lawson, and Edward Rish worth. He is first found among the signers of 
John Wheelwright's Exeter Combination of 1639, where his name ap- 
pears between those of James Wall and Edmund Littlefield. For we must 
regretfully abandon belief in the Wheelwright Deed of 1629, where the 
name of "Thomas Levitt" appears as a grantee, with Wheelwright, Au- 
gustin Storre his brother-in-law, Thomas Wight, and William Wentworth. 
This fraudulent deed was brought forward in 1707 to support the anti- 
Masonian claims, but its only genealogical use is to connect the grantees, 
between whom a relationship was doubtless at that early date known to 

In tracing the English ancestry of our Thomas Levet, three clues pre- 
sent themselves: (1) The tradition connecting him with Wheelwright, the 
Hutchinsons, and Wentworth. (Wentworth Genealogy, vol. 1, p. 76.) 
(2) What is known of other early Levets in New England. (3) The affi- 
davit of Abraham and Nathaniel Drake in 1691, that Colchester, co. Es- 
sex, was the English home of Levet's wife and, perhaps, of Levet himself. 
(Register, vol. 21, p. 316.) 

The Wheelwright-Hutchinson tradition points to Lincolnshire, since that 
county furnished the entire Wheelwright connection. Lincolnshire is sin- 
gularly lacking in Levets, though a few references to the name are found. 
The will of John Hutchinson in 1644 mentions his "sister Levitt," and 
Ralph Levet was a witness (Register, vol. 20, pp. 362-363). This led 
Col. Chester and Hon. John Wentworth to believe that our Thomas was 
a son of this Ralph Levet. But Canon Maddison found in the Rilsby tran- 
script the marriage of " Ralfe Levit and Anne Hutchinson " on 25 Jan. 
1631/2. Doubtless this Ralph Levet was rector of Grainsby, Lincoln- 
shire, in 1635, and belonged to the Melton line, as we shall see. He was 
the father of Francis Levet, rector of Little Carlton, mentioned in the 
next paragraph. But he could hardly have been the father of our Thomas 
Levet, who was born in 1616. 

In Suffolk Deeds, book 10, fo. 215, is a deed from John Wheelwright, 
22 Oct. 1677, conveying to Richard Crispe all his messuage in Maw- 
thorp, parish of Willoughby, Lines, and lands in Burnethorpe and Hog- 

1913] Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton 67 

strope, which were in the tenure of John Banister, and were purchased of 
Francis Levet, gent., of North Willingharu, Lines. This seemed a distinct 
clue, but the registers of North Willingham contain no Levet entries. 
Francis Levet, undoubtedly the son of Ralph of Grainsby, was rector of 
Little Carlton, Lines, from 1662 to 1711. This was a Hutchinson and 
Thorndike parish. (Register, vol. 51, pp. 120 et seq.) The transcripts 
of Great and Little Carlton have been searched, and from 1662 to 1710 
those for Little Carlton are signed " Fran : Levet, rector." They show 
that " Francis Levett, Clerke, and Elizabeth Marris " were married 10 
Dec. 1662. Their children were: 

i. Elizabeth, bapt. at Great Carlton 15 Dec. 1G63. 

ii. Anne, bapt. at Little Carlton 11 Aug. 1667. 

iii. Kalph, bapt. at Little Carlton 18 Feb. 1669 ; bur. 10 May 1674. 

iv. Mary, bapt. at Little Carlton 9 Mar. 1670/1 ; m. at Great Carlton 22 

Feb. 1693/4 Richard Ogle. 
v. Thomas, bapt. at Little Carlton 1 May 1673; bur. 5 May 1673. 
vi. Richard, bapt. at Little Carlton 14 Feb. 1673/4 ; bur. 16 Feb. 1673/4 

On 1 8 Feb. 1 673/4 Elizabeth, wife of Francis Levet, was buried ; and 
3 July 1711 "Mr. Francis Levett, Rect 1 '," was buried. The will of Fran- 
cis Levet is filed at Lincoln (vol. for 1711, fo. 60), and in it he leaves be- 
quests to his three sons-in-law, Michael Johnson, William P^ldinor, and 
John Harrison, and to his Johnson and Eldinor grandchildren. The will is 
sealed with the arms of the Melton Levetts. 

A few scattered notes exist of other Lincolnshire Levets. The will of 
Robert Levitt of Lincoln in 1565 gives nothing of value, unless the be- 
quest to Isabella Symkinson connects this Levitt with the Doncaster Simp- 
kinsons. James Levit was ordained deacon by Thomas Cooper, Bishop of 
Lincoln, in 1583. At Foston and Allington in southern Lincolnshire was 
a family of Lovetts, which can be traced for a generation or two, but this 
gives no apparent clue. 

William Wentworth of Exeter came from Lincolnshire, but was de- 
scended from the Yorkshire line. Near their ancestral home lived a York- 
shire family of Levetts, belonging to the lesser landed gentry, seated at 
Normanton for some generations, and acquiring in the fifteenth century a 
fair estate, though not the manor, at High Melton. These Normanton 
and Melton Levetts intermarried with the Wentworths. Their pedigree* 
appeared in the Visitation of Yorkshire of 1612, and is printed in Hunter's 
Deanery of Doncaster. It has been amplified by a descendant, Mr. Milner- 
Gibson-Cullum, in 3 Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, vol. l,f and is in 
part as follows : 

* It would seem possible to construct a pedigree of the Normanton and Melton Le- 
vetts extending two centuries farther back than the pedigree printed herein. Thus 
we find in 1249 a Hamond de Lyvet. I 1272-1307 lived a Nicholas de Ly vet, who 
held from John de Vesci the manor of I n, later Hooton-Levet, as well as fees in 

Wickersley and Pickburn; he is mentis. 'n Kirkby's Quest. In 1327 we find a 
William Levet of Hooton-Levet, who marrieu ^ nstantia, daughter of Roger de Wick- 
ersley and granddaughter of Richard fitz Turgis, avIio with John de Busli founded the 
Cistercian Abbey of Roche. In 1377 John Levet, son and heir of William Levet, sold 
to Richard Barry of London all his ancestral rights in Roche Abbey. In 1392 lived 
William Levet of Tylse, who was a feoffee of Thomas de Barley. In 1420 William Le- 
vet and Elizabeth his wife lived in Hooton-Levet. These Levets sold Hooton-Levet 
to the Cliffords, and pei'haps removed to Normanton, where we find a William Levet 
who was admitted in 1447 to be a tenant of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem. He it 
is avIio heads the pedigree of the Normanton and Melton Levetts. 

fMany records also of this family, including (in a somewhat different form) some, 
but not all, of the abstracts given below on pp. 69-70, have been communicated to the 
same volume by Mr. Milner-Gibson-Cullum. 



Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton 



Arms. — Sable, a fess battled on both sides between three leopards' heads erased argent. 
William Levett of Normanton, 1477 = 

William Levett 

of Normanton, 1480, and 

of Melton, jure uxoris, 1488 

Elizabeth, dau. and Robert Elizabeth, m. 
coheir of Robert Thomas Gargrave, 

Syward of Melton father of Sir 


William Levett 

of Normanton and Melton 

Anne, dau. o< 
John Barnby 


William Levett 

of Normanton and Melton, b. abt. 1500 ; 

d. 1576 ; bur. at Sprotborough 

Elizabeth, dau. and coheir 

of William Wentworth 

of Sprotborough 

Nicholas Levett 

of Normanton and Melton, b. abt. 1520 ; 

d. 1508 ; bur. at Rotherham 

= Anne, dau. of 

Ralph Westby 

of Ravenneld 

Ralph Levett 

of Normanton and Melton, 

b. abt. 1545; d. 1581 ; 

bur. at Melton 

Elizabeth, dau. of 

George West of 

Barnborough and 



m. Francis 



Thomas Levett 

of Melton, 

bapt. 1572 ; d. 

1623 ; bur. at 


Elizabeth, dau. 

of Robert 

Mirlin of 




William, bapt 
m. Elizabeth 
or Wrayj Sheppard ; 
d. s.p. 1638; 
lived at Bentley 


Robert, bapt. 1576 ; = Frances, dau. of Catherine, bapt. 1578 ; 

d. 1655 ; bur. at 


John Nalson 
of Snydale 


a quo the Levetts 

and Hansons of 


m. Wm. Strelley 

Gertrude, b. 1580 ; 
d. 1585 

Elizabeth, m. 
John Morley 

TnoMAS Levett = Margaret,* 
of Tixover, Rutland, ] dau. of John 
bapt. 1594 ; Lindley of 

{ Leathley 


bapt. 1600, 

Rector of 


Anne, dau. of 

Edward Hutchinson 

of Alford 

Francis Levet, 
Rector of Little Carlton 



John, = Mary, dau. and 




coheir of 


Mote of 


Thomas Levet of 
Exeter and Hampton 


b. abt. 1611 ; 

d. 1672; 

Vicar of 


Jane, b. 1607; m. 

Andrew Goodhand 

of Lincolnshire ; 

d. 1627 

* This match is given by Brooke and Hunter ; but I think that the husband of Mar- 
garet Lindley was really Thomas Levett of Sussex, who died at East Betchworth, Sur- 
rey, in 1616, leaving a will (P. C. C, Cope, 118) and a widow Margaret, sole- executrix. 

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The last Levetts living at Melton were the children of the Thomas Lev- 
ett who died in 1623. An abstract of his will follows, together with the 
answer of his son John to a Chancery bill, showing what became of the 
Melton lands. 

The Will of THOMAS Levett of High Melton, gent., 7 October 1G22. I give 
to my wife Elizabeth £40, over and above her portion of my goods. To Thomas 
Level! my son and heir apparent all glass and seeling in or about my house at 
Melton. To Ralph Levitt my second son £20, to be paid within one month after 
he shall commenee Maister of Arts in one of the Universities of Cambridge or 
Oxford. And whereas I have a spetiall desire to have my two young.']' sons, 
John Levett and Peter Levett, to be educated and brought up at their books, 
whereby they be furnished with knowledge and learning to become prolitable 
members in God's Church or the commonwealth of this land; I do hereby pray 
and desire my said wife, my eldest son Thomas, and my second son Balfe to be 
aiding and assisting to the said John and Peter therein. And therefore, rather 
to allure them to their books and to assist them in their Btudie, I do bequeath 
to the said John Levett £20, to be paid to him w th in one month after he shall 
take the degree of Maister of Arts in Cambridge or Oxford. [Same bequest to 
Peter Levett.] To my daughter Jaine Levett £40, over and besides her portion. 
The bequests to my three younger sons to be raised out of lands in Cadeby pur- 
chased of Richard Waterhouse. If this devise be insufficient in law, then 1 do 
require my eldest son to consider how chargeable his own education hath been 
to me and how much to the hindrance of his younger brethren's preferment, and 
therefore I do pray him to give way to this devise. My wife to be executrix. 
My brethren Robert Mirlin of Thurcroft mid William Levett of Bentley to be 
supravisors. To my good friend Henry Saxton,* clcrke, 10s., in thankful re- 
membrance of God's blessing by him as a secondary cause in the indoctrinating 
of my children. Proved 1 May 1023. (York Wills, vol. 37, fo. 234.) 

Whitaker v. Fitzwilliams, Levett ct al. y bill dated 20 October 1053 : Thomas 
Whitaker, exr. will of John Whitaker, Jate of Melton-on-the-Hill, complains 
that John Levett, Dr. of Lawes, being seized of a capital messuage there, did 

on May 10, 1038, lease the same to the said John Whitaker for 21 years at £0L 
pr. aim. The said John Whitakers did continue tenant and much improved sd. 
farme and contiuued to pay his rent until he understood that the said Dr. Levett 
had conveyed the reversion thereof to Richard Berry, Dr. in Phisicke, since 
deed., after w ch time he did with the consent of Dr. Levett pay the rent to Dr. 
Berry. Sd. John Whitakers made his will and appointed your orator and John 
Whitacers his sou exrs. and demised to your orator sd. farme and your orator 
pd. rent to Dr. Berry. Dr. Berry, dying about June, 1651, demised sd. farme 
to John Fountaine, Esq e f and since then your orator has pd. rent to sd. Foun- 
taine, saving that sometimes by consent of Dr. Levett, Dr. Berry, and Fountaine 
your orator and his father pd. to Thomas Fitzwilliams of Doncaster £1G pr. 
ami., the interest on £200, lent on some small pt. of the farme by sd. Fitzwil- 
liams. And after the death of his sd. father, your orator being an illiterate 
person brought up only to husbandry, the sd. Fitzwilliams, being an attorney 
and often Under Sheriff for the County of York, repaired to your orator and re- 
quired him to seale some writings, which he said were only to secure the pay- 
ment of sd. interest; but now he pretendeth they are bonds wh. he threatens to 
put in suit. The sd. Fitzwilliams did combine with the said Dr. Levett (who 
married Mary, one of the daughters and coheires of Emmanuel Mote deed.) 
and with Anne and Dorothy Mote, two other daughters of sd. Emmanuel Mote, 
so that Feb. 13, 1651, a bill was drawn by which the said Anne and Dorothy 
Mote claimed that the sd. Emmanuel Mote was seized in fee of the manor of 
Melton and of this farme ; and upon the marriage of the sd. Mary to Dr. Levett, 
and his agreement to pay £500 to sd. Anne and Dorothy, the premises were set- 
tled on the sd. Dr. Levett ; but the sd. Anne and Dorothy lately discovered that 
on July 30, 1635, their father conveyed the premises to sd. Fitzwilliams for £200. 
Prays writ of subpoena commanding defts. to appear and set forth the truth, etc. 

* Henry Saxton was vicar of Conisbrough from 1615 to 1665 and is buried in Conis- 
brough church. 

f John Fountayne of Melton married Elizabeth, daughter of Major John Monkton 
and a grand-niece of Dr. Richard Berry. 

70 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 

Answer of John Levet, Dr. of Lawes, one of the defendants, 9 February 
1653/4 : Defendant did at the time mentioned in the Bill believe that he was 
seized of the capital messuage and lands expressed in the Bill as in fee ; for he 
did not know that Mr. Emmanuel Mote had mtgd. any part of them to the de- 
fendant Mr. Thomas Fitzwilliams ; and cleft, believeth that John Whittakers, 
compts.' father, was privy to the mortgage. The deft, leased said lands, etc., 
to the said John Whittakers, who continued as such tenant until such time as 
Doctor Berrie got his interest in it. The deft, upon trust and agreement with 
the said Dr. Berrie (then a great professor of his love to the Levets for Mr. 
Thomas Levet's sake, to whom he did acknowledge himself behoulden for the 
greater part of his fortunes) did make a conveyance of his manors and lands in 
Melton (a part being the said messuage and lands) with other lands in Cadeby, 
Wildethorpe, and Bentley, unto the said Dr. Berrie for the securing of what 
money he had lent the deft, or his brother Thomas Levet, which loans were 
about £3300. And for the purchase of the said lands (in Melton only) deft, 
had £10,000 proffered him by Arthur Ingram the elder, as also by Sir John Mel- 
ton, and indeed had sold them to the latter, but afterwards because he could 
not get his moneys in the sd. Sir John desisted from perfecting the purchase. 
After, the said Dr. Berry (contrary to the trust reposed in him) enrolled the 
conveyance and endeavored to eject deft., etc., and John Fountayne has ejected 
the Deft. (Chancery Proceedings, 1649-1714, Bundle 17, Bridges.) 

Thomas Levett, the eldest son and heir of Melton, matriculated at Lin- 
coln College, Oxford, in 1610, and proceeded B.A. 1612/13. In 1621 he 
was entered as a barrister at Lincoln's Inn, and he was still of Lincoln's 
Inn in 1626. According to Foster's Alumni Oxonienses he was B.C.L. 
of Orleans University, 1626. 

The Calendars of State Papers (Domestic), James I, vol. 11, p. 438, 
contain an interesting letter from Matthew Dodsworth to Dr. More, dated 
3 Jan. 1624/5. Matthew Dodsworth was chancellor to the Puritan Arch- 
bishop Toby Mathew of York, and was father of Roger Dodsworth the 
antiquary. Perhaps Dr. More was Robert More, Puritan vicar of Guisley, 
whose daughter married Capt. Christopher Levett. The letter states that 
Dodsworth is willing to accede to Dr. More's wish " that Thomas Levett, 
student of Civil Law, may share his patent as Judge of the Admiralty in 
the Northern Counties, being an able and honest man. It is said that the 
offices of Chancellor and Commissary of the Archbishop of York are now 
for the Tyme disposed of, but they say they are settled in trust for Mr. 
Levett, as they lately were for Sir Tobie Mathew " [the Archbishop's son]. 
Before 1 633 Thomas Levett had moved to Tixover, co. Rutland, a small 
hamlet in the smallest county of England. Here, on 21 May 1633, he 
sued Richard Bullingham of Ketton (Chancery Proceedings, Series 2, 
Bundle 408, No. 95). Bullingham was the grandson of Bishop Bulling- 
ham, and had sold the tithes of Ketton to Levett for twent} r -one years, but 
had previously charged the premises with certain payments, unknown to 
Levett. In 1639-40 Thomas Levett was hi^h sheriff of Rutlandshire. 
The State Papers (Domestic), Charles I, vol. 15, p. 465, contain the fol- 
lowing abstract of a letter from him to the Council, dated 17 Feb. 1639/40 : 

" Upon December 20 I received instructions for levying the ship money: 
and, on January 20, the Lords' second letter, requesting me to pay by February 
20 such moneys as I should by that time have collected. I have lain sick here 
in London since Martinmas (November 11) : Nevertheless I have by my agents 
been framing my assessment, and, I hope, by diligence, to bring in the whole 
money for my small county by April 1st." 

Thomas Levett of Tixover is said in all the printed pedigrees to have 
married a daughter of John Lindley of Leathley. It is certain that in 
1613 Margaret, the only daughter of this John Lindley, was married to 

1913] Thomas Lev et of Exeter and Hampton 71 

" Thomas Levit, Esq.," who is named as son-in-law and supervisor in John 
Lindley's will, dated 31 May 1613 and proved 30 June 1614. (York 
Wills, vol. 33, fo. 144.) If this were Thomas of Tixover, it was an early 
marriage, for he was but nineteen at the date of the will, and had taken 
his B.A. at Oxford only very recently, on 8 Feb. 1612/13. But this mar- 
riage of 1613 would permit the birth of our Thomas Levet in 1616. In 
connection with Rutlandshire it is significant that this will of John Lindley 
mentions his " cousin Sir Guy Palmes," who represented Rutlandshire 
seven times in Parliament from 1614 to 1640. Arthur Lindley, the oldest 
son of John Lindley, married a daughter of Sir John Garrard, Lord Mayor 
of London. Two of her sisters married Lincolnshire men, one Sir John 
Reade of Wrangle, and the other Francis Hamby of Tathwell. It is 
curious to note that the granddaughter of this Arthur Lindley married the 
son and heir of Robert Hitch, Dean of York, arid thus a grandson of Capt. 
Christopher Levett, the explorer. 

Hunter's Deanery of Doncaster states that Roger Dodsworth, the anti- 
quary, " was intimate with Levett of Tixover, who gave him a Chartulary 
of the Cluniacs of Pontefract." This was the Chartulary of St. John of 
Pontefract, published by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. On this 
volume, in Dodsworth's own hand, is the record that it came to him " ex 
dono Tomae Levett de High Melton, in anno 1626-7." Probably Thomas 
Levett died at Tixover before 1655, for in Dugdale's Monasticon, of which 
the first edition was printed in 1655, is an abstract of a deed concerning 
Roche Abbey with this caption, "ex autographo penes Thomam Levet 
nuper de Tikesover in com. Rutland." The parish registers of Tixover 
were included with those of Ketton up to 1740. These have been 
searched, but no reference to Thomas Levett has been found. The regis- 
ters have suffered much from damp, and the ink is so faint that many 
pages could not be deciphered. 

John Levett, third son of Thomas Levett of Melton, was born about 
1605. He was admitted pensioner at Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1623. 
Peile's Register states that he had studied at Conisbrough and Haughton. 
He proceeded LL.D. in 1633 (per lit. reg.), and became a somewhat 
celebrated lawyer at York, but he seems always to have been financially 
embarrassed. In 1636 he married Mary, daughter and coheir of Em- 
manuel Mote, who owned the manor of Melton. Through this marriage 
John Levett acquired a considerable estate, including the manors of Melton 
and Bentley, charged with payments to the sisters of his wife. A collection 
of abstracts of deeds in Topographer and Genealogist, vol. 3, pp. 519-526, 
shows that by 1637 John Levett had sold Bentley manor to Sir Arthur 
Ingram, who in turn sold it to Bryan Cooke of Doncaster. The manor 
of Melton was offered to Sir John Melton in 1640, but as he failed to 
complete the purchase it went to Dr. Richard Berry, together with the 
Levett lands in Bentley and Cadeby, in satisfaction of large sums of money 
which Dr. Berry had lent to John and Thomas Levett. Hunter's Deanery 
of Doncaster quotes many letters from Dr. Berry. In one of them, dated 
7 Dec. 1649, he says that a general release has been sealed between him 
and Levett; and in one dated 4 Mar. 1650 he says that Dr. Levett had 
promised to remove his wife and children out of Melton Hall and to yield 
possession, with all the demesne lands. Dr. Berry was the son of William 
Berrie of Walesby, co. Lincoln, and was B.A. of Lincoln College, Oxford, 
in 1606, M.A. 1609, and B.Med. 1614. He also obtained a diploma from 
Padua in 1620, and seems to have been a man of means, though John 
Levett says " he was behoulden to Mr. Thomas Levett for the greater part 

72 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan* 

of his fortune." Dr. Berry married in 1637 Prudence, only daughter and 
heir of the unhappy Thomas Gargrave, and lived at Hodroyd, near Felkirk, 
where he acquired a large estate. His nephew, Major John Monkton, was 
the ancestor of the present Viscount Galway, and of General Robert 
Monckton, who was wounded with Wolfe at Quebec. 

On 9 July 1640 James Morley sued John and Thomas Levett for £2700 r 
for his interest " in certain cole mines lying in Harraton and Riccleston, 
co. Durham. " Morley claimed that he had in 1639 sold his interest for 
£300 a year for 21 years to Thomas Lewis of York and Thomas Levett 
of Tixover, and that they had " acknowledged a statute staple of £5000 
in consideration thereof ; ' that in June 1 639 Thomas and John Levett 
had agreed to purchase this £300 a year for £2700, but that Sir John 
Melton, John Levett, and Thomas Levett combined to deprive Morley of 
his money. (Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, Bundle M. 4-6, No. 18.) 
This matter of the Harraton collieries came before Cromwell's Committee 
for Compounding in 1651-2, and on pp. 2127-9 of the Calendar appears 
the petition of Thomas Wray et al. and the answer of John Levett and 
Josiah Primate. On 21 Jan. 1652/3 "John Levett, D.C.L., of York" 
begs an allowance for attending on the Committee. 

Both John and Thomas Levett were probably Royalists, and they appear 
on the Calendars of the Committee for Advancing Money (pages 769 and 
1142). In each case, hearcl in 1649-50, both brothers were cited to 
appear, but neither appeared, and the resulting fine was ordered to be 
levied by distress on John Levett's estate. 

Ralph Levett, second son of Thomas Levett of Melton, was baptized 
at Melton 3 Jan. 1600. Following his father's wish, he matriculated at 
Christ's College, Cambridge, as a pensioner, in July 1617. This was the 
college of John Milton, and John Wilson of the First Church in Boston 
took his degree there, as did Ezekiel Rogers, the founder of Rowley, Mass., 
and Thomas Jenner of Roxbury, Weymouth, and Saco. Ralph Levett 
took his B.A. in 1620/1, and proceeded M.A. in 1624, in which latter 
year he was ordained a deacon at York. Perhaps he had a curacy in 
Yorkshire, but he was soon associated with Lincolnshire. It may be that 
he knew Wheelwright at Cambridge, for they were there at the same time, 
though Wheelwright took his M.A. at Sidney Sussex College in 1618, one 
year after Ralph Levett was matriculated at Christ's College. 

On 25 Jan. 1631/2, as shown above, "Mr. Ralfe Levit and Anne 
Hutchinson " were married at Bilsby.* She was a daughter of Edward 
Hutchinson of Alford and therefore a sister of the second wife of John 
Wheelwright. Perhaps Wheelwright himself performed the ceremony. 
In 1633-34 " Radulphus Levet, rector," signs the transcripts of Grainsby, 
Lincolnshire. On 3 Apr. 1635, when th'^ former rector, Thomas Hum- 
phrey, was buried, " Ralph Levitt, M.A.," was presented to the rectory of 
Grainsby by Frances, widow of Sir William Wrayj". (Lincoln Presentation 

* Canon Foster has found in the Bilsby transcripts some new data about John 
Wheelwright. On 22 May 1628 his daughter Susanna was baptized; she it was who 
married Edward Rishworth. On 18 May 1629, the day after the date of the Wheel- 
wright deed, John Wheelwright's first wife, Mary Storre, was buried. Canon Foster 
has also found in the transcripts of Hogsthorpe, 6 July 1620, the marriage of Robert 
Towle and Elizabeth Lawson, and in those of Willoughby, 24 June 1624, the marriage 
of Georgius Dearebarne and Helena Robinson. 

f These Wrays of Glentworth were a notable Puritan family of Lincolnshire, 
originating in Yorkshire and connected with the Wentworths and with the Melton 
Levetts. The father of Sir William was Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chief Justice, Sir 
Christopher Wray, who married a daughter of Nicholas Girlington. The Girlingtons 
were lords of the manor of Mumby, and of them John Wheelwright held land in 
Mumby. Frances Wray, a granddaughter of Siv William, married in 1640 the famous 
Sir Harry Vane, a lifelong friend of Wheelwright. 

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Deeds, 1635, p. 25.) The Grainsby transcripts for 1636-37 are missing. 
That of 1638 is signed " Eadulphus Levet" and that of 1639 "Raph 
Levet." The transcripts for 1640-48 are missing. In 1649 the signa- 
ture is " R. Levet, rector." The years 1650-63 are missing, and the year 
1664 is signed by William Jackson. The transcripts show that on 6 July 
1638 Thomas Levet was buried, and on 11 Dec. 1638 "Thomas Levet, 
son of Raph Levet and Ann his wife," was baptized. No record has been 
found of this Ralph Levet after 1649. He was the father of Francis Levet 
of Little Carlton, for whose marriage and children see p. 67 above. 

Wheelwright was dismissed from his Bilsby vicarage in January 1632, 
and in 1636, with a party of relatives and friends, sailed for New England. 
What more natural than that Ralph Levett should entrust to his brother- 
in-law Wheelwright a near relative, perhaps ■ his only nephew ? John 
Levett's answer to the bill in Chancery shows that he and his brother 
Thomas had borrowed £3000 from Dr. Berry on the Melton estates. 
Evidently the family inheritance was beginning to go under the hammer 
before 1640, in which year Sir John Melton and Sir Arthur Ingram died. 

If then we assume that Ralph Levett of Grainsby did entrust a near 
relative to his brother-in-law Wheelwright for the New England venture, 
what was the exact degree of relationship ? Let us analyze the family of 
Ralph. Plis only brothers and sister were : 

A. Thomas Levett, the oldest son and heir, baptized at Melton 8 July 

1594. ( Vide supra.) My theory is that our Thomas Levet 
was his son, born in 1616. 

B. John, born about 1605 (vide supra) ; living in 1665 ; too young to 

have been the father of our Thomas Levet. 

C. Peter, born 1610-11. In Peile's Register we find that as the son 

of Thomas Levett of Melton he was admitted pensioner at 
Christ's College, Cambridge, 27 Jan. 1628/9. He had attended 
the Rotherham School under Mr. Thomas Bonner. He pro- 
ceeded B.A. 1632/3, M.A. 1636, and became vicar of Cantley, 
near Doncaster, where he died in 1672. Perhaps in 1666 he 
was vicar of Boynton, co. York. He was too young to have 
been the father of our Thomas Levet. 

D. Jane, born 1607 ; married in 1627 Andrew Goodhand of Kirmond 

in Lincolnshire, near Grainsby. His great-uncle Nicholas mar- 
ried Judith Harneis, the sister of Thomas, who married Esther 
Hutchinson. Jane Goodhand died in 1632, and is buried at 

In the next preceding generation of Melton Levetts we find that Thomas 
Levett, the father of Ralph, had only the following brothers and sisters : 

A. William Levett of Bentley, Yorkshire, born 1574 ; married Eliza- 
beth Vickars or Wray (widow probably of Thomas Sheppard), who 
died 1635, leaving a will which mentions daughter Dorothy Shep- 
pard, grandchild Thomas Sheppard, and nephew William Vickars. 
William Levett himself died 1638. His will is not extant, but 
his inquisition post mortem gives as his next heir his nephew 
Thomas Levett of Tixover, and says that William Levett made 
his will 14 May 1638; in it he left his lands to " my cozen 
Thomas Levet son of my brother Robert Levet." Apparently 
he had no children and did not wish his lands to go to his spend- 
thrift nephew of Tixover. 

74 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 

B. Robert Levett of Normanton, born 1576 ; married in 1605 Frances, 

daughter of John Nalson of Snydale, a hamlet of Normanton. 
His children are thus recorded on the Normanton register : 

i. Katherine, daughter of Robert Levett of Snydale, bapt. 30 June 

1607; d. 12 May 1G10. 
ii. Thomas, son of Leavett of Snydale, bapt. 3 Sept. 1609. 
iii. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Levett of Snydall, bapt. 21 July 1611. 
iv. John, son of Robert Levett of Snydall, bapt. 21 Sept. 1613. 
v. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 9 Oct. 

1617; bur. 3 Apr. 1625. 
vi. Thomas, son of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 1 May 1619. 

He is said in Mr. Gibson-Cullum's Levett pedigree to have married 

Joanna, daughter of John Jaques of Epworth, co. Lincoln, and to 

have been the progenitor of the Normanton Levetts and Hansons, 
vii. Marie, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 3 July 1621. 
viii. Robert, son of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 7 Nov. 1622 ; 

bur. 19 Mar. 1625. 
ix. Ralph, son of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 28 Aug. 1625 ; bur. 

14 Oct. 1625. 
x. Agnes, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bapt. 15 April 1627 ; 

bur. 29 July 1627. 
xi. Jane, daughter of Robert Levett of Normanton, bur. 20 May 1627. 

Robert Levett himself was buried at Normanton 26 Jan. 1655/6' 
No will is extant. According to the records shown above he 
had two sons named Thomas, of whom one was born in 1609, and 
the other in 1619. If, as was sometimes the case, he had two 
surviving sons named Thomas, it is possible that one of them 
was our Thomas Levet ; but his brother William, in his will re- 
ferred to above, leaves his land to Thomas, " son of my brother 
Robert Levett of Normanton"; therefore in 1638 Robert had 
apparently but one son Thomas. 

C. Catherine Levett, born 1578; married William Strelley of Strelley. 

D. Elizabeth Levett, born ; married John Morley. 

Apparently in this generation there are no possibilities for our Thomas 

Levet, unless we assume that Robert had two surviving sons named 
Thomas, and that one of them was our ancestor — a rather violent assump- 
tion. The children of this generation would be cousins of Ralph Levett 
of Grainsby. 

Going back one generation, we find that Ralph Levett of Melton, the 
grandfather of Ralph of Grainsby, had no brothers and but two sisters, 
Anne and Jane. There are no possibilities here, and the relationship is 
moved one degree farther off. 

William Levett of Normanton and Melton, the great-great-grandfather 
of Ralph of Grainsby, married Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of William 
Wentworth of Sprotborough. No will is extant. His administration is 
on fde at York. The son and heir, Nicholas Levett, born in 1524, sur- 
vived his own son Ralph and died in 1598. We find no record of brothers 
or sisters. 

Thus in five generations of the Melton Levetts there is apparently but 
one possibility for our Thomas Levet, namely : he may have been a son 
of Thomas of Tixover and a nephew of Ralph of Grainsby, the brother-in- 
law of John Wheelwright. The dates for such a theory harmonize so well, 
and the probability of a Wheelwright and Wentworth connection is so 
strong, that until proof to the contrary is shown I feel convinced that this 
is our line. Could the wills of any of the four sons of Thomas Levett of 

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Melton be found, this theory might be confirmed or upset. But in spite 
of a careful search at both principal and diocesan registries, no probate 
proceedings for any of the four sons have been discovered. Probably 
Thomas and Ralph Levett died during the confused Commonwealth period, 
from 1650 to 1660. But John Levett was living in 1665, and Peter Levett, 
we know, died in 1672. 

In the exhaustive search for Levetts in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire I 
desire to thank my friend Canon C. W. Foster, editor of the Lincoln Rec- 
ord Society. Canon Foster's suggestions have been most helpful, and have 
resulted in tracing the Melton Levetts into Lincolnshire. With his aid a 
thorough search has now been made of Lincoln Subsidy Rolls, Wills and 
Administrations, Institutions and Presentation Deeds, etc. 

Among other early Levetts in New England the explorer, Capt. Chris- 
topher Levett, whose life has been so ably written by Hon. James Phinney 
Baxter for the Gorges Society, comes first. He bore the same arms as the 
Melton Levetts, and the Visitation of Dorset in 1623 gives his pedigree 
(2 Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, vol. 2, p. 354). There may have 
been a connection between the families, but Christopher was descended 
not from the Melton Levetts, but from another line, the Levetts of Bolton 

The pedigree in the Visitation of Dorset began with " Levett of 

Harbord, co. York," who had three sons, Richard, William, and Percival. 
This undoubtedly means Harewood, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. 
William Levett of Harewood died in 1569. A Chancery proceeding was 
begun by his oldest son Matthew in 1570 (Levett v. Levett, Series 2, 
Bundle 116, No. 40). It recites that by his second wife William Levett 
of Harewood left four sons, Richard, William, Percival, and Charles. 
These are undoubtedly the sons of " Levett of Harbord," and Per- 
cival was the godson and cousin of Francis Levet of Bolton Percy, men- 
tioned in his will of 1614/15. William of Harewood was probably* the 
son William mentioned in the will of his father Richard of Bolton Percy 
in 1567. This establishes the following pedigree: 

1. John Levett of Bolton Percy, whose will was proved 1526 (York 
Wills, vol. 9, fo. 364), married Agnes . 

Children : 

i. William; his will of 1546 mentions sons Guy, Francis, John. 

ii. John, a clerk; under 23 in 1526 ; admon. in 1575. 

iii. Robert. 

2. iv, Richard, executor of his father's will, 
v. Isabel, m. Kendall. 

vi. Alison, m. Pickering. 

2. Richard Levit, of Appleton in Bolton Percy, whose will was proved 

1567 (York Wills, vol. 17, fo. 759), married first Ellen ; 

and secondly Constance . 

Children by first wife : 

i. Henry, of Appleton; will proved 1597. 
3. ii. William. 
iii. Katherine. 

* There was also a branch of the Levetts at Holme and Lund in the East Riding, in 
which Matthew and William were family names. It may be that William of Hare- 
wood came from this line, but their wills do not indicate this, and the mention of a 
godson Percival Levet in the will of Francis Levet seems to connect the line of Chris- 
topher with the Bolton Percy family. 

76 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan, 

iv. Isabel. 
v. Robert. 
vi. James. 
vii. Ellen. 

Children by second wife : 

viii. Thomas. 
ix. Margaret . 

3. William Levett, of Harewood, married first Anne ; and 

secondly Joan Ynglande. Admon. 6 July 1569 (Dean and 
Chapter Vacancy Act Book, 1568-70, fo. 165). 
Children by first wife : 

i. Matthew. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. William Nawte. 

iii. Anne, m. John Wardman. 

iv. Katherine, m. Otho Wardman. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Richard, Mayor of Doncaster. His will of 1618 mentions only one 
son, William, Alderman of Doncaster, whose will of 1643 men- 
tions two sons, Robert and John, and four daughters. 

vi. William, twin brother to Richard, of whom there is no further 

4. vii. Percival, b. 1560. 

viii. Charles, probably of Scrayingham, m. Grace Ampleforth. 
ix. Joan, m. Thomas Usher. 

4. Percival Levett, born 1560, was freeman of York 1581, inn- 

keeper, and sheriff of the City of York 1597. He was buried at 
St. Martin's, Micklegate, 13 Feb. 1625. He married Elizabeth 
Rotherforth, daughter and heiress of Alexander. 
Children : 

i. Mary, bapt. 1581 ; m. John Smith of Cottingham. 

ii. Rudderforth, bapt. 1582 ; d. 1584. 

iii. Grace, bapt. 1584 ; m. William Todd of York. 

5. iv. Christopher, b. 5 Apr. 1586. 

v. Percival, merchant of York : had nine children, but no child named 

vi. Anne, m. (1) 1623 Christopher Topham of York, perhaps uncle 
of the Toppans of Newbury; m. (2) 1627 Joseph Micklethwaitk 
of Swyne, great-grandfather of Viscount Micklethwaite. 

5. Capt. Christopher Levett, born 5 Apr. 1586. He is the well- 

known explorer who sailed to New England in 1623, and again in 
1630, in the Porcupine, and died at sea in 1631. He married first 
Mercy More, daughter of Robert, rector of Guisley, York ; and 
secondly Frances Lottisham, daughter of Oliver, of co. Somerset. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Sarah, b. 1610; m. Robert Hitch, rector of Normanton and dean 

of York, 
ii. Rebecca, b. 1612 ; d. young, 
iii. Mary, b- 1613; d. unm. 1644. Her will, proved 1644/5, mentions 

all her kindred (York Wills) . 
iv. Jeremiah, b. 1614; rector of Leyton in Essex; m. Edith ; 

d. 1650. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Timothy, b. 1617 ; of West Lydford in co. Somerset. Will dated 

1650, proved 1669, mentions wife Florence, children Mary and 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 1619; d. unm. 

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Thus the line of Christopher Levett contained no near relative named 
Thomas. It may be that our Thomas Levet was a distant connection, but 
this is unlikely. 

New information concerning Christopher Levett's last voyage to New 
England is contained in a Chancery proceeding begun in 1631 by his 
widow against Thomas Wright and Robert Gough of Bristol, owners of 
the ship Porcupine. The proceedings give in detail the sailing agreement 
and mention the grant of 6000 acres to Levett. 

Concerning John Leavitt of Hingham, Mass., Mr. Sheldon Leavitt, Jr., 
writes that the earliest known record appears in Dorchester, Mass., where 
in 1634 land was granted to him by the town. In 1636 he was made a 
freeman of Hingham, where first a house-lot and in the course of time 
much other land was granted to him. His first wife (possibly, according 
to Pope, the Mary Lovitt of the Dorchester Church) died at Hingham 
4 July 1646, and he married for his second wife, 16 Dec. 1646, Sarah, 
daughter of Edward Gilman, then of Hingham, Mass., and later of Exeter, 
N. H. For many years he was a deacon of the church at Hingham and 
a selectman of the town, which he represented for several sessions in the 
General Court. He died in 1691, leaving a will, filed in Boston, in which 
he calls himself " a tayler," and spells his name as above. Some of his 
children moved to Exeter, and became the ancestors of a distinguished 
family of Leavitts there, among whom was Dudley Leavitt, the compiler 
of an excellent Farmer's Almanac. I can find no reason for believing 
that any connection existed between these Leavitts and our Thomas Levet. 
Perhaps John Leavitt came from the Essex Levitts, for whom see the 
next paragraph. 

The affidavit of Nathaniel and Abraham Drake (vide supra) has led 
some to believe that our Thomas Levet, like his wife Isabel Bland, came 
from co. Essex. In Essex there were several families of Levitts, one of 
which, the Levitts of Messing, had some connection with New England 
through the Whites. (Register, vol. 55, pp. 22 etseq.) It may be that 
John Leavitt of Dorchester and Hingham came from one of these Essex 
lines, but a careful search of Essex wills reveals no Thomas Levet who 
could be our Exeter settler. 

Thus a systematic investigation of these three sets of clues gives no posi- 
tive proof of the ancestry of our Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton. 
The most probable line is that of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, connected 
with both Wheelwright and Wentworth. 

But if Levet were a protege of John Wheelwright, he did not follow the 
Antinomian to Wells in 1642. The removal of their pastor scattered the 
Exeter settlers in that year, and in 1 643 we find Thomas Levet at Hamp- 
ton, next neighbor to Exeter, where his name is signed to a petition against 
Lieut. William Howard. 

The list of grants and possessions in the old Hampton town records, made 
about 1644, in the beautiful handwriting of William Howard, the town clerk, 
shows that before that date Thomas Levet had married Isabel (Bland), 
widow of Francis Asten of Dedham and Hampton. The record follows : 

III. 58. House lots and other ground granted &c. unto the several inhabitants 
I of Hampton, compiled Anno 1644. 

Thomas Levitt of Hampton. 
1. 5 a. of upland for a house lot granted unto Fras. Asten the former husband 
of Thomas Levitt's wife, lying betw. upland of Saml. Getchell, some- 

78 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Haynpton [Jan. 

times Will. Hunton's, before that John Philtarook's to the West, and the 
upland of Thomas Sleeper's sometimes Chr. Lasone's. 

2. 5 a. of upland granted to Thomas Levitt. 

8. 10 a. upland in the North plan of upland. 

4. 6 a. meadow granted to the above named Fras. Asten, former husband of 

Tho. Levitts wife, lying between the meadow & marsh of Timothy Dal ton 
N.E., and Will : Howard S.W. 

5. 3 a. meadow bought of Anthony Taylor, betw. A. T. & Taylor's River. 

6. 6 a. salt Marsh granted unto him, betw. Widow Husse N., & Will. Mas- 

ton S. 

7. 5 a. salt marsh bot. of Anthony Taylor. 
Additions to Anno 1658. 

8. 5 a. bought, granted to Edw. Palmer. 

9. Granted to Tho. Levitt 2£ a. swamp betw. swamp of Sam. Getchell & Timo- 

thy Dalton. 

10. 5 a. salt marsh gr. to John Sanders. 

11. 4 a. upland bot. of John Samborne. 

12. 11 a. salt marsh beyond Falls River. 

The Norfolk County record of the birth of James Levet in 1652 calls 
him " son of Thomas and Elisabeth Levitt," but this is a clerical error, 
repeated in Pope's Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire. We may 
safely assume that the only wife of our Thomas Levet was Isabel Bland, 
daughter of John Bland of Watertown and Martha's Vinevard. John 
Bland was a stepson of Jeremiah Norcross, and his mysterious alias of 
" John Smith " has been explained by Dr. Charles E. Banks, in his His- 
tory of Martha's Vineyard, vol. 2, pp. 41-46. It is possible that John 
Bland and the Hampton Drakes were of Yorkshire origin. 

The old pronunciation of the family name was Lovitt. In spelling it 
our Thomas Levet seems to have used interchangeably " Levet," " Levitt," 
and " Levit." These are the forms in which the name of Ralph Levett 
of Grainsby appears : " Levet " when he signed his name, " Levitt " when 
others wrote it. In the case of our Thomas Levet the uncertainty of 
Colonial orthography is increased by the fact that apparently he could not 
write, and always signed by a mark, so that his name was spelled and 
written by some one else. It is " Levitt " in the Exeter Combination, 
written by his relative Wheelwright, and also in the record of a deed in 
1659, in the "Wheelwright Deed," the Hampton record of 1644, and the 
Drake deposition. In signatures of 1654 and 1657 and in the Martha's 
Vineyard power of attorney it is " Levit." In the testimony in Drake v. 
Colcord, 1676, and a jury verdict of 1680 it is " Levet," and so distinctly 
in the wills of both Thomas and Isabel. In the Hampton petition of 1643 
it was probably also " Levet " ; a copy of this petition is in the Massa- 
chusetts Archives, and in it the scrivener has spelled the name " Livet." 

In 1647, when Wheelwright was called to the Hampton church, Thomas 
Levet was already there. He lived in Hampton until his death in 1696, 
a quiet, useful citizen, seldom prominent in town matters. He was perhaps 
a tanner, though the only deed from him in the old records describes him 
as a "planter." He appears in 1654 with Robert Smith as an appraiser 
of the estate of George Haborne or Rabone, who was one of the Wheel- 
wright group and probably a Lincolnshire man. In 1657 Thomas Levet 
and Godfrey Dearborn witnessed the will of Susan, widow of George 
Haborne and then the wife of Thomas Leader of Boston. Dearborn, who 
followed . Levet from Exeter to Hampton, was a Lincolnshire man. 
(Register, vol. 60, p. 308.) Levet's stepdaughter Isabel married Philip 
Towle,* who came to Hampton when Wheelwright was there. 

* Towle was probably a Lincolnshire man, perhaps from Habrough. Many Towle 
wills are filed at Lincoln, but they throw no light on his ancestry. Several Towles 
are still living in Lincolnshire. 

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Thomas Levet served as selectman of Hampton in 1657 and 1667, and 
was constable in 1664. He served on several juries, and took the oath of 
allegiance to Massachusetts in 1678. He was "freed from Training" in 
1681, probably on account of age or disability. In 1683, with eighteen 
others, he signed a petition that their poll-tax be abated, because of old 
age, "many about seventy, some above eighty, others near ninety, being 
past labour and work." In 1685 he signed Weare's petition against Cran- 
field. The Dukes County records show a power of attorney dated 1 6 Apr. 
1691 from Thomas and Isabel Levet to their son John, authorizing him to 
deal with Isabel's share of the Bland estates in Martha's Vineyard. Ap- 
parently some dispute between John Levet and another coheir, Elias, son 
of Philip Watson, was settled by a division in 1699. John Levet's name 
in subsequent conveyances of the Vineyard land is spelled " Levit," " Lovet," 
and "Leavit." Thomas Levet died 28 Nov. 1696, "aged about* eighty," 
the town record says, and his will and inventory are on file at Concord, 
N. H. (Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 26, and vol. 3, p. 125.) An abstract 
of his will, dated 9 July 1692, is as follows : 

To loving wife the thirds of all lands and meddows, etc., with housing con- 
venient during her life. To wife two cows, two swine, three sheep, my brass 
and puter, the thirds of all my corn. To son Hezron Levet 100 acres at the new 
plantation, £20 formerly given him, and 5s. after my decease. To Hezron's son 
Thomas Levet £10, to be paid him at the age of one and twenty. Residue of 
lands and housing to sons Aretas and John Levet equally, John to divide and 
Aretas to choose. To son Aretas all in his house and half the wedges, half the 
cross cut saw, and half the tools about husbandry, with his house that he now 
lives in. To son [John] Levet the other half the tools mentioned with all car- 
penter tools and his house and ground. To son James Levet £10. To three 
daughters, Isabella Towle, Jemima Knowles, and Kezia Tucker, 5s. apiece. Ex- 
ecutors : wife and son John Levet. Witnesses : Abraham Drake, Senr., Abraham 
Drake, Junr., Robert Drake. 

Inventory, £210.1.0, includes all buildings, housing, barn, and house-lot con- 
taining 10 acres. 15 acres upland. 25 acres mead and marsh. 5 acres upland 
and swamp. 4 shares commonage. (50 acres in the North Division. 100 acres 
in New Plantation. Appraised by Abr. Drake, Senr., and John Smith. 

Isabel Levet, widow, died 9 Feb. 1698/9, aged about 87, and her will 
and inventory are fded at Concord. (Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 165.) 
An abstract of her will is as follows : 

To daughter Isball Toule one cow, one box of linen, and my wearing clothes. 
To daughter Jemima Knowls one cow and one sheep. To grandchild Sarah 
Knowls one sheep. To daughter Keziah Tucker 12s. All my -puter and brass 
to be equally divided among my three daughters. Residue to son John Levet, 
sole executor. Witnesses : John Smith, Senr., and John Smith, Junr. 

Inventory taken by Thomas Roby and John Tucke, £7(5.11.9, including u an es- 
tate at Matlies Vineyard." 

The " three daughters," Isabel Towle, Jemima Knowles, and Kezia 
Tucker, were the three children of Isabel Bland by her first husband, 
Francis Asten. 

The children and grandchildren of Thomas Levet may be arranged in 
a pedigree as follows : 

1. Thomas 1 Levet had 

2. i. Hezron, 2 b. 1644. 

3. ii. Aretas, b. abt. 1646. 

4. iii. John, b. abt. 1648. 

5. iv. James, b. 10 Nov. 1652. 

* The old record is torn here, so that it cannot be definitely stated whether it says 
"above" or "about." 

80 Thomas Levet of Exeter and Hampton [Jan. 

2. Hezron 2 Levet (Thomas 1 ), born in 1644, according to a deposition, 

resided at Hampton, and died there 30 Nov. 1712. He was a tan- 
ner and shoemaker. He married, 25 Sept. 1667, Martha Taylor, 
daughter of Anthony of Hampton. 

On 15 Feb. 1702/3 Hezron Levet and his son Thomas, who like 
his father was a tanner, made an agreement by which the son was 
to take over all his father's house, tanyards, and lands, and to main- 
tain his father and mother in comfort " beside what my father shall 
get by his practis and my mother by stilling." The son also agreed 
to make certain payments to his four sisters. Both father and son 
signed their names " Levvit " to this instrument. (N. H. Deeds, 
vol. 13, p. 237.) 

Children : 

i. Lydia, 3 b. 5 Aug. 1GG8 ; m. Mephibosheth Samborn. 

ii. John, b. 26 Nov. 1G70; m. Sarah Hobbs, daughter of John. 

iii. James, b. and d. 1673. 

iv. Moses, b. 30 Jan. 1673/4 ; m. Mary Carr. 

v. Thomas, b. 8 May 1677 ; m. Elizabeth Atkinson of Newbury, daugh- 
ter of John and granddaughter of Theodore Atkinson. 

vi. Mary, b. 20 Oct. 1679 ; m. Capt. Benjamin Thomas, son of James 
of Dover. 

vii. Abigail. 

viii. Sarah. 

3. Aretas 2 Levet ( Thomas 1 ), born about 1646, resided at Hampton, and 

died there 14 Jan. 1739. He married, 1 Aug. 1678, Ruth Sleeper, 
daughter of Thomas, an early settler of Hampton. He was a far- 
mer, and served in King William's war. No will or inventory of 
Aretas Levet has been found. On 25 Dec. 1710 he conveyed to 
his sons James and Thomas certain lands at Hampton. The estate 
of Thomas Levet, the father, was finally divided in 1725 by Sergt. 
John Levet and James, the son of Aretas. (N. H. Deeds, vol. 74, 
p. 154.) 
Children : 

i. Luther 3 (a daughter), b. 1679 ; d. 1684. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 1680; d. 1684. 

iii. Mehitabel, b. 8 June 1682 ; m. Robert Rowk of Hampton. 

iv. James, b. 1683; m. (1) 20 Feb. 1717 Ann Brackett, daughter of 

Capt. Anthony; m. (2) Hannah . 

v. Thomas, b. 15 Jan. 1685/6 ; m. 24 Nov. 1714 Elizabeth Locke, 

daughter of Nathaniel of Hampton, 
vi. Elizabeth, b. 2 Aug. 1690; m. James Samborn, son of Nathaniel, 
vii. IIuth, b. 19 May 1693; m. Stephen Samborn, son of Stephen. 

4. Sergeant John 2 Levet (Thomas 1 ), born about 1648> died 1726/7. 

He married Deliverance Robie, granddaughter of Henry Robie 
of Hampton, of the family of Robie of Castle Donington, Leices- 
tershire. He served in several campaigns against the Indians. His 
will, dated 23 Dec. 1726, is filed at Concord, N. H. (N. H. Wills, 
vol. 7, p. 638), and leaves to wife Deliverance the improvement of 
his estate ; to daughter Deliverance, at age of 18 or at marriage, 
one-half the estate ; if she has a male heir her share is to go to him ; 
if not, it is to go to John Levet, son of " cousin " Thomas and 
grandson of Aretas. The estate, inventoried at £1029, included a 
halberd and some books. 

Child : 
i. Deliverance, 3 b. 6 May 1719 ; m. Jeremiah Clough of Salisbury. 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huclcins 81 

5. James 2 Levet (Thomas 1 ), born 10 Nov. 1652, died at Portsmouth, 
N. H., 4 Apr. 1718, and is buried in the Point of Graves Cemetery 
there. He married about 1G92 Sarah Partridge, widow of 
Nehemiah of Salisbury and Portsmouth, a brother of Governor 
William Partridge. Her maiden name does not appear, but she was 
a kinswoman of Anthony Ellins, an early settler of Portsmouth, 
who in 1668 conveyed land at Portsmouth to Nehemiah Partridge 
and his wife Sarah, " my kinswoman." 

Little has been known of James Levet, perhaps because he left 
no children, but he was the richest of his family. In 1668, at the 
age of sixteen, he removed to Portsmouth, then the most aristo- 
cratic settlement in the new province. There he was the clerk of 
Henry Dering, a Portsmouth merchant, and before that a tavern- 
keeper at Hampton. Dering soon removed to Boston, but James 
Levet remained at Portsmouth. His name was generally spelled 
" Lovet," that being the usual pronunciation of the name. He 
was selectman of Portsmouth in 1696/7 and again in 1708, deputy 
sheriff in 1694, coroner in 1697, and constable in 1706. In 1705 
he was overseer of the will of Roger Rose. His will, dated 1 Apr. 
1718 (N. H. Wills, vol. 10, p. 5), leaves all his property to his 
wife Sarah, and is witnessed by Thomas Beck, Jr., Elizabeth Fur- 
ber, and Ann Barn. The widow Sarah Levet made her will 10 
Nov. 1733 (N. H. Wills, vol. 14, p. 421), leaving bequests to 
grandsons Nehemiah Partridge and William Partridge, to grand- 
daughters Sarah Mc Bride and Abigail Chapman, to great-grand- 
daughters Sarah Partridge and Abigail Partridge, to Sarah Braugh- 
ton, daughter of Abigail Chapman, to great-granddaughter Sarah 
Beck, to granddaughter Mary Beck, to Mary, wife of Nehemiah 
Partridge, and to Mary, wife of William Partridge. The residue 
she left to Samuel Beck, who had married Mary Partridge. Her 
inventory is a long one and includes a silver tankard. 


By Henry Winthkop Hardon, A.M., LL.B , of New York City 

1. Robert 1 Huckins was born probably in Devonshire or Cornwall 
about 1620.* He is first mentioned in any American record which has 
come to light as one of the forty-two signers of the Dover Combination, 
dated 22 Oct. 1640 (Register, vol. 33, p. 93). In 1641 he was in that 
part of Dover then called Oyster River and now called Durham, and he 
sio-ned the letter of the inhabitants of Northam, as Dover was then called, 
of 1641 to the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony protesting against 
annexation to that Colony (N. H. State Papers, vol. 1, p. 128). In 1642 
he had a grant of a twenty-acre lot, No. 16, on the Back River (Register, 
vol. 7, p. 156, and vol. 33, p. 96). His name appears in none of the Dover 
tax lists, and this affords room for the inference that his estate was em- 
ployed in catching, curing, or transporting fish, and was thus exempt from 
taxation (Hutchinson, vol. 1, p. 90, ed. 3). 

* No relationship has been discovered between the family of Robert Huckins and 
that of Thomas Huckins, an early settler on Cape Cod. The compiler asks all readers 
who may have further information about any of the persons mentioned in this compi- 
lation to send it to him at 60 Wall Street, New York City. 

82 Descendants of Robert Huchins [Jan. 

14 Old Mr. Huckins " was killed by the Indians at Oyster River 18 July 
1694, according to Pike's Journal (Register, vol. 33, p. 96; Quint's 
Dover, pp. 81, 274, 277 ; Belknap's History, p. 138). The name of his 
wife has not been found. 

Children, born probably at Oyster River : 

2. i. James, 2 b. abt. 1644. 

ii. Sarah, b. 1654 (Register, vol. 7, p. 156). 

Probably others of whom no record has been found. 

2. Lieut. James 2 Huckins {Robert 1 ), husbandman and miller, was born 
probably at Oyster River, Dover, doubtless as early as 1644, for in 
1664 he was taxed (Register, vol. 4, p. 249). 

He married, probably about 1671 (ib., vol. 7, p. 121), Sarah 2 
Burnham, daughter of Robert 1 and Frances (N. H. Deeds, vol. 
107, pp. 357, 359 ; N. II. Gen. Record, vol. 5, p. 190). She was 
born at Oyster River about 1654, for she deposed 31 Dec. 1673, 
"about 19 years of age" (N. H. Court Papers, 1672-3, p. 395). 
She married secondly, 17 Oct. 1700, Capt. John 2 Woodman (Lieut. 
Edward 1 ) of Oyster River, who had been received as an inhabitant 
in 1657 (Quint's Dover, p. 33; Hoyt's Old Families of Salisbury 
and Amesbury, p. 366), and became successively commissioner, 
1658, representative, 1684, delegate, 1690, and judge of Common 
Pleas, 1702-5 (Register, vol. 9, p. 145). She is not mentioned 
in his will of 20 Dec. 1705 (N. H. State Papers, vol. 31, p. 545), 
,and was probably then dead. 

In 1676 Lieut. James Huckins was constable (Quint's Dover, 
p. 14), and in 1687 he was one of the two selectmen for Oyster 
River Parish (ib., p. 3). 

He had a garrison-house, which stood in the outskirts of the 
Oyster River settlement, a few rods south of the house owned in 
1908 by Andrew E. Meserve, east of the railroad and on the north 
side of the second road crossed by the railroad as it runs from Dur- 
ham station to Dover. In Aug. 1689 the Indians ambushed and 
slew him and seventeen men belonging to the garrison while they 
were at work in the field which belonged in 1908 to the widow of 
Joseph W. Coe, and lay south-east of the garrison beyond Huckins's 
Brook. There they were all buried under a mound, which in 1908 
still existed in the south-east corner of the field. The Indians then at- 
tacked the garrison-house, which was defended by two boys only 
and some women and children. They managed to set fire to the 
roof of the garrison, but the boys — " brave boys truly," says 
Mather — held out till the Indians promised to spare the lives of all. 
Yet they killed three or four of the children and carried away the 
rest of the inmates, except one of the boys, doubtless Robert 8 
Huckins, who escaped the next' day. (Mather's Magnalia, App. 
Art. vi. ; Register, vol. 7, p. 156; N. H. Gen. Record, vol. 3, 
p. 80.) The garrison-house was destroyed (Thompson's Landmarks, 
p. 173, note 2). Lieut. Huckins's widow was recovered after a 
year of captivity at Fort Androscoggin. 

Children, born at Oyster River (Register, vol. 7, p. 121) : 

3. i. Robert, 3 born probably 12 Dec. 1672, although the record, if cor- 

rectly transcribed, says u Sarah." 
ii. Sarah, b. 12 Dec. 1674; d. s.p.[?] 14 Oct. 1705 (N.H. Gen. Record, 
vol. 3, p. 145) ; m. James 3 Chesley, son of Philip 2 (Philip 1 ) and 
Sarah of Oyster River, b. at Oyster River 1672 [?], d. 15 Sept. 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huclcins 83 

iii. James, b. 16 July 1675 ; d. s. p. bef. 1699 ; m. Mary 3 Woodman, dau. 

of Capt. John 2 of Oyster River, who m. (2) Thompson of 

Oyster River (Memoir of Judge Ebenezer Thompson, p. 7, note). 
Probably others, none of whom survived the massacre of 1689. 

3. Robert 8 Huckins (James* Robert 1 ), yeoman, miller, born in Oyster 
River Parish, Dover, about 1672, married about 1692 Welthean 2 
Thomas, daughter of James 1 and Martha 2 (Goddard) (N. H. Deeds, 
vol. 17, pp. 53, 55; N. H. State Papers, vol. 31, pp. 101, 138; 
N. H. Court Papers, 1692-3, pp. 149, 191, 243, 247-8, 353 ; N. H. 
Gen. Record, vol. 5, p. 190). She was born at Dover and married 
secondly, before 1 Apr. 1727, John Gray (Register, vol. 33, p. 

Robert Huckins doubtless rebuilt the garrison-house on or near 
the old site. In 1701 he had a mill on Huckins's Brook, east of the 
house (Thompson's Landmarks, p. 109). In 1698, as "eldest son 
and heir of James Huckins, the only son and successor of Robert 
Huckins, deceased," he conveyed 6 acres on Cocheco Marsh which 
had been granted to Robert 1 Huckins in 1648 (N. H. Deeds, vol. 6, 
p. 206). In 1705 he had administration upon the estate of " Robert 
Huckins, his grandfather" (N. H. State Papers, vol. 31, p. 545). 
He was successively selectman, assessor, and constable at Dover. 

He was baptized 17 Jan. 1719/20, in his last sickness (Register, 
vol. 30, p. 59). His will, dated 9 Jan. and proved 2 Mar. of that 
year, mentions his wife Welthean and all his children, and his 
brother-in-law James Bunker, who had married Anne 2 Thomas, 
sister of Robert's wife (N. H. Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 162). 
The inventory includes his homestead of 70 acres, 30 acres of wood- 
land, one-eighth of a saw-mill at Webster's Falls, and 4 guns, the 
whole amounting to £606. 14. 0. 

Children,* born at Oyster River : 

i. Mary, 4 m. bef. 9 Jan. 1719/20 William [?] Drew of Durham (N. H. 
Deeds, vol. 107, p. 557). 

ii. Hannah, m. (1[?]) John 4 Chesley, son of Thomas 3 and Ann of Oys- 
ter Eiver (Register, vol. 5, p. 454), farmer, b. at Oyster River 
1691 ; m. (2[?]) Job 2 Runnells, son of William 1 , of Oyster River 
Parish, farmer, b. at Kennebunk, Me., 1685. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. bef. 9 Jan. 1719/20 Clark. 

4. iv. James, b. abt. 1701 ; bapt. 1 Jan. 1720/1 (ib.,, vol. 30, p. 60) ; eldest 

son, not of age when his father died. 
6. v. John, b. abt. 1704 ; bapt. 1 Jan. 1720/1 (ib.) . 

vi. Sarah, bapt. 31 Dec. 1721 (ib., p. 61). 

vii. Rachel, youngest daughter, bapt. 19 June 1726 (ib., vol. 32, p. 135) ; 
m. 14 Dec. 1727 Robert Jordon of Kittery (ib., vol. 23, p. 180). 

6. viii. Robert, b. 14 Oct. 1708 (family Bible) ; bapt. 31 Dec. 1721 (Regis- 

ter, vol. 30, p. 61). 

7. is. Thomas, b. abt. 1710. 

8. x. Joseph, b. abt. 1714; bapt. 5 June 1726, u ab* 12 years old" (ib., 
vol. 32, p. 135). 

4. James 4 Huckins (Robert* James* Robert 1 ), born in Oyster River 
Parish about 1701, married, after 7 June 1719 (Register, vol. 24, 
p. 29) and before 30 June 1723 (ib., vol. 23, p. 298), Hannah 8 
Williams, daughter of John 2 (William 1 ) and Ruth (N. H. Probate 
Records, vol. 15, p. 419; N. H. Deeds, vol. 29, p. 507), who was 

* The order of births given below may be inferred from the order in which the chil- 
dren are mentioned in the will, together with the baptisms. 


84 Proceedings of the JV. E. Hist. Gen. Society Jan. 

born at Oyster River. He is probably the "James Huckins of 
Dover " who married, 6 May 1756, Abigail Spencer of Durham 
(Rev. John Adams's record). He was killed in the French and 
Indian War, 1755-63 (Quint's Dover, p. 263 ; Halls of New Eng- 
land, p. 163). 

By his father's will he received " all my land on the south side 
of the [Dover] highway with the houses and buildings thereon," 
30 acres, opposite the site of the garrison-house. 

In 1740 he was a member of the Second Foot Company at Dover 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 9, p. 175). In 1755 he was in Tasker's 
company for the Crown Point expedition (Adjutant-General's Re- 
port, 1866, vol. 2, p. 137), which took part in the Battle of Lake 
George, 8 Sept. 1755. 

Children, born at Oyster River : 

i. Ruth,* bapt. 22 Mar. 1723/4 (Register, vol. 32, p. 134) ; m. abt. 
1745 John Foye of Madbury and Barrington. Children :* 1. 
John,* m. Janet Clark. 2. Stephen, of Barrington, b. 29 Apr. 
1748 ; m. (1) Hannah Davis ; m. (2) 17 Apr. 1777 (town records) 
Deborah Swain, dau. of Richard. 3. Samuel. 4. Mary. 5. Sarah. 
6. Hannah. 

ii. Hannah, bapt. 1 May 1726 (Register, vol. 32, p. 135). 

iii. Elizabeth, bapt. 21 Apr. 1728 (ib., vol. 33, p. 347). 

iv. Sarah, b. 6 May 1733 ; d. 7 Apr. 1821 ; m. 1756 Benjamin 4 Hall, 
son of Benjamin 3 and Frances (Willey), of Barrington, farmer, 
soldier in the Revolution, b. at Dover 12 Dec. 1730, d. 30 Oct. 
1810. (Quint's Dover, p. 262; Wentworth Genealogy, vol. 1, p. 
480; Halls of New England, p. 163.) Children, born at Barring- 
ton (ib.) : 1. Ebenezer, 5 b. 8 Apr. 1756. 2. Abigail, b. Sept. 1758; 
d. 14 July 1791; m. Oct. 1779 (town records) George Berry of 
Stratford, farmer. 3. Hannah, b. 7 Jan. 1761 ; d. 23 Mar. 1783 ; 
m. 8 Apr. 1782 Nathan 4 Foss, son of Nathan, 3 of Barrington, farmer. 
4. Frances, b. 28 Aug. 1763 ; d. unm. 28 Jan. 1848. 5. Jonathan, 
b. 29 Apr. 1766. 6. Sarah,%\). 22 July 1768 ; m. 31 Jan. 1792 (town 
records) Jonathan Clark of Barrington. 7. Mary, b. 9 Mar. 1772. 
8. Benjamin, b. 3 May 1775; d. 1776. 9. John (twin), b. 27 Sept. 
1777; d. Jan. 1778. 10. Lois (twin), b. 27 Sept. 1777. 
9. v. James, b. 14 Oct. 1746 (family Bible). 

Perhaps others, as there are no Oyster River baptismal records after 
29 Mar. 1730 until 1749. (Register, vol. 33, p. 349.) 

[To be continued] 



By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 1 May, 1912. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., a quorum being present. 
In the absence of President Baxter, Mr. John Carroll Chase, Vice-President for 
New Hampshire, presided. 

The minutes of the April meeting were read and approved, and the reports 
of the Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were ac- 

Thirty-nine resident members were elected by ballot. 

The Council submitted a report recommending the passage of the following, 
which was read, and it was unanimously 

* According to statement of Mrs. Florence A. Crane of Des Moines, Iowa. 

1913] Proceedings of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Society 85 

Voted, That the President and Treasurer by and with the consent of the 
Council be, and they are hereby, authorized to negotiate a sale of premises 
18 Somerset Street, on such terms (whether wholly or partially for credit) and 
with such collateral agreements (whether reserving options for repurchase or 
otherwise) as said Council may approve ; and said President and said Treasurer 
are hereby authorized to execute, acknowledge, and deliver any deed of said 
property approved by said Council and any other instrument relating to the 
sale thereof, including collateral agreements concerning said premises of every 
name and nature and all releases, partial releases, discharges, extensions, modi- 
fications, and the like of any mortgage back of said premises which may come 
to said Society ; and the execution of any such deed or other instrument by 
said President and Treasurer shall be sufficient evidence to any other party to 
any such instrument of the approval of the Council and of the due execution of 
every other formality necessary on the part of this Society to make such instru- 
ment valid and effectual. 

The Council submitted a report recommending the passage of the following, 
which was read, and it was unanimously 

Voted, That the President and Treasurer be, and they hereby are, authorized 
to sign, seal, acknowledge, and deliver in the name and behalf of the Society 
an indenture with Charles P. Bowditch, Francis C. Welch, and Charles F. 
Atkinson, trustees under the will of Caroline K. Cordner, owners of the prop- 
erty known as and numbered 4a on Allston Street, whereby the said Trustees 
release to this Society certain restrictions or conditions affecting property of 
this Society on Allston Place, and this Society in consideration thereof conveys 
to said Trustees a four-inch strip from the north side of its adjoining property 
known as and numbered 3 on Allston Place, together with the new wall on said 
strip, and whereby this Society further agrees to rebuild a certain portion of 
the old wall on the land of the said Trustees, and whereby a party-wall agree- 
ment is entered into between the said Trustees and this Society ; all in a form 
satisfactory to the said President and Treasurer and to counsel of this Society ; 
and execution of any indenture of this general nature by said President and 
Treasurer shall be sufficient evidence to all parties relying on said instrument 
that the same is satisfactory in form and duly authorized. 

Notice having been given in the call for the meeting of a purpose to amend 
the By-Laws, it was on motion of John Albree unanimously 

Voted, To amend Chapter iii, Article 1, of the By-Laws, by substituting for 
u last Wednesday in January "the words u first Wednesday in February," so 
that the article as amended will read : " The Annual Meeting of the Corporation 
shall be held on the first Wednesday in February of each year in Boston, notice 
of which shall be sent to Resident and Life Members by the Recording Secre- 
tary, one week in advance." 

The paper of the afternoon was by Rev. William Elliot Griffls, D.D., L.H.D., 
of Ithaca, N. Y. Dr. Griffis, making use of stereopticon slides, spoke first of 
conditions in Holland, social, economic, and religious, and then showed how 
the results of these conditions were and still are found in the States of New 
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. He commented on the manner 
in which the early history of the Dutch in New York has been perverted by 
confidence being placed in Irving's delineation, which was written as a burlesque 
and not as history. 

At the close of the meeting refreshments were served to the large number 

2 October. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 14 Bea- 
con Street, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the May meeting were approved, and the reports of the Li- 
brarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Historian were accepted. 

The resignation of Mrs. Adeline F. Fitz as a member of the Council was 

Forty-two resident members were elected by ballot. 

The Committee in memoriam Capt. George Augustus Gordon, through its 
Chairman, Samuel Merrill, submitted the following report, which was ordered 
recorded, and it was also voted that a copy be sent to the family of Capt. 
Gordon : 

The New England Historic Genealogical Society places upon its records this testi- 
monial to the great personal worth of one who was for years active in the Society's 

86 Proceedings of the JW. E. Hist. Gen. Society [Jan. 

affairs, and to the fidelity and rare intelligence with which for seventeen years he 
performed the duties of Recording Secretary. 

As a member Capt. Gordon possessed in a high degree interest in the subjects for 
the study of which the Society was formed. His own work in this field began in his 
boyhood, and ended only with his life. He inspired in others greater zeal in genea- 
logical research, and assisted many by helpful suggestions. As an officer he was 
painstaking and systematic, and the records of the Society as he left them are a model 
of order and completeness. Many will recall his participation as recording officer in 
the Society's meetings, and the prompt dispatch of business which his orderly methods 
rendered possible. The Society's books of record will show to future members the 
important part he took in the conduct of its affairs, and for this service the Society 
will ever remain his debtor. 

Capt. Gordon was born in Dover, N. H., July 17, 1827, and died in Somerville May 3, 
1912. After graduation from Dartmouth College he adopted the profession of civil 
engineer, and was active as such in the construction of cotton mills in Lawrence, 
Manchester, and Lewiston. Later, in charge of mines in Georgia, North Carolina, 
and Virginia, he continued his service in the same profession. Always entertaining 
positive views on every public question, Capt. Gordon found in journalism, however, 
wider opportunities to make his influence felt, and as an editor he engaged zealously 
in the political conflict which culminated in the Civil War. He was a firm believer in 
the doctrine of States' Rights, and as an editor of newspapers in the North and in the 
South he promulgated his beliefs with characteristic vigor. His ancestor, Alexander 
Gordon, a Scotch Highlander, fought for the Royalist cause in the English Civil War, 
and was sent to New England as a prisoner of war by Cromwell. George Augustus 
Gordon in his turn, when the American Civil War began, fought with musket as he 
had fought with pen for a cause which he believed to be right. He was commissioned 
captain in the Confederate Army, and for more than two years wore the uniform of 


Capt. Gordon was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society for 
thirty-five years ; he was recording secretary from 1893 to 1910, and a member of the 
Council at the time of his death. In all the relations of his life, whether in the Society 
or in the broader fields in which his earlier years were spent, his keen sense of right 
made him faithful to every obligation, and this fidelity was never shaken by motives 
of expediency or selfishness. This tribute is justly due from a Society with whose 
interests he was for many years closely associated. 

Mr. Charles S. Jackson, Principal of the English High School, Lynn, read a 
paper on The Old- Time Gateway of the North. This is the region between the 
Hudson River and Lake Champlain, which was a route of travel even before the 
advent of Europeans. The speaker localized many of the stirring historical in- 
cidents, and illustrated his paper with stereopticon slides which he had made 
of the beautiful scenery. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Arthur W. H. Eaton, it was 

Voted, That the Society expresses to Mr. Jackson its thanks for the enjoy- 
able paper, in which so many historic facts have been presented with poetic 
grace and with the added charm of personal enthusiasm. 

After adjournment at -i p.m. refreshments were served. 

6 November. A stated meeting of the Society was held at Pilgrim Hall, 
14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., John Carroll Chase, Vice-President from New 
Hampshire, presiding. 

The minutes of the October meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

On recommendation of the Council, the following vote in amplification and 
amendment of a similar vote passed 3 April, regarding a mortgage on the So- 
ciety's building, was adopted, a quorum being present and voting : 

Voted, To authorize the President and the Treasurer to borrow on behalf of 
the Society a sum or sums not exceeding in the aggregate eighty-five thousand 
(85,000) dollars, and to give the note or notes of the Society therefor payable 
in not more than ten (10) years from the dates thereof, with interest thereon 
at a rate or rates not exceeding five (5) per centum per annum ; and to execute, 
acknowledge, and deliver in the name and behalf of the Society a power-of-sale 
mortgage or mortgages (whether the same be first or second mortgages), with 
such "special provisions, if any, as they may deem expedient, of the real estate 
of the Society lying on or in the rear of Ashburton Place, Allston Place, Allston 
Street, and Somerset Street, in said Boston ; and execution of any mortgage by 
the said officers shall be sufficient evidence for any lender in good faith that 
the mortgage so executed is authorized hereunder ; this vote being passed in 
amplification and amendment of a similar vote passed" on April 3, 1912. 


Notes 87 

The paper of the afternoon was read by Mr. Charles Edward Mann, Clerk of 
the Massachusetts Board of Kailroad Commissioners, and was entitled From 
the Stage-Coach to the Parlor-Car. The address was replete with incidents, in- 
formation, and extracts from the records concerning transportation facilities 
in the old days. Rev. Mr. Titus, in moving a vote of thanks, spoke of the fact 
that many members of the Massachusetts Legislature, after attending the obse- 
quies of President John Adams of Quincy, visited the Quincy railroad in order 
to satisfy themselves that a railroad was possible. 

The tellers reported the election of the following as members of the Nomi- 
nating Committee : Francis Noyes Balch, Lawrence Brainerd, Edmund Ingersoll 
Leeds, Charles Edward Mann, Mary Ella Stickney. 

At 3.50 the meeting adjourned. 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in England 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines for the benefit of the 

Parentage of Mrs. Rebecca (Parker) Huse. — Rebecca Parker Huse died 
at Harvard, Mass., 14 Sept. 1869. In the town record of her death it is alleged 
that she was a daughter of Ebenezer and Dinah Parker and tliat her age was 
104 years, 2 months, and 12 days. On her gravestone her age is given as 103 
years. This note records the results of a search for the parents of Mrs. Huse, 
a discussion of her probable age at death being purposely omitted. 

Several writers have presented evidence to show that the father of Mrs. Huse 
was a soldier in the Revolution. (See Boston Evening Traveller, October 27, 
1865; Fitchburg Sentinel, July 27, 1867; Green's Groton Historical Series, vol. 
3, pp. 108, 481; also Green's Facts relating to the History of Groton, recently 
published, p. 166.) Dr. Green suggests that Mrs. Huse was a daughter of Oliver 
and Eunice Parker, born at Groton 22 Nov. 1760. One Oliver Parker of Groton 
was a soldier in the Revolution, but no one of his daughters was named Rebecca. 
Oliver Parker, father of the Rebecca who was born at Groton 22 Nov. 1700, re- 
moved about 1770 to Stoddard, N. H. He was not a soldier in the Revolution. 
On the contrary, he was a Tory, and fled from the country during the war. We 
must seek elsewhere for the father of Mrs. Huse. 

Eleazer Parker married a£ Hollis, N. H., 3 Feb. 1763, Dinah Farnsworth. It 
is a firm tradition among their descendants that after marriage they lived a few 
years at Groton, and it is on record that in 1774 and early in 1775 they were re- 
siding at Plymouth, N. H. He was one of fifty-three residents of Plymouth 
who petitioned in 1774 for the privilege of sending a representative to the pro- 
vincial legislature, and in Mar. 1775 his name appears in a division of the town 
into school districts. On the removal of his wife and children from Plymouth 
he did not accompany them. It is probable that he had joined the army. His 
family next appear at Douglas, Mass., and according to a custom of the time 
they were duly warned. The warrant was issued 28 Aug. 1775, reciting that 
14 Dinah Parker, wife of Eleazer Parker, with children Sarah, Rebecca, Dinah, 
Eleazer, and Phineas, came from Plymouth, N. H., to Douglas in May or June 

In 1777 Eleazer Parker and his family were living at Harvard, and there he 
enlisted in the Continental Army for the term of three years, serving in Capt. 

88 Notes [Jan. 

Joslma Brown's company of Col. Timothy Bigelow's regiment from 14 Apr. 
1777 to 14 Apr. 1780. About 1800 he removed from Harvard to Bloomfield, Me., 
where he was living as late as 1834. In his application for a pension, in 1818, 
he says that he is 77 years of age, that he served three years in Capt. Joshna 
Brown's company of Col. Timothy Bigelow's regiment, and that he was then a 
resident of Harvard. In a supplementary statement, in 1820, he names his wife 
Dinah, and states that she is 78 years of age. While in the service, his name 
on one company roll is written " Ebeuezer Parker." His application for a pen- 
sion is signed "Eleazer." The pension was granted to "Ebenezer," but paid 
during his life to " Eleazer." No reason for the use of the name Ebenezer is 

Eebecca Parker, a daughter of Eleazer and Dinah (Farnsworth) Parker, the 
date of whose birth is unknown, was married in Dec. 1795 to John Denison Huse. 
He died in Harvard 6 Aug. 1840. They had five children. The writer has had 
in his temporary possession a file of letters, dated from 1880 to 1834, written at 
Bloomfield, Me., signed Eleazer and Dinah Parker, and addressed to " our chil- 
dren John D. and Rebecca Huse of Harvard." 

Fitchburg, Mass. Ezra Scollay Stearns. 

Ayers Bible Eecords. — The following entries are found in an old family 
Bible now in my possession. Comparison with some town records proves that 
it belonged to John Ayers of Portsmouth, N. H., whose wife was Mary Hunt- 
ing. (Register, vol. 24, p. 16.) The names of the children suggest the prob- 
ability that John Ayers was a son of Edward and Alice Ayers ; her gravestone 
exists in the Portsmouth " Point of Graves," and is recorded in Locke's Ports- 
mouth and Newcastle Cemetery Inscriptions, p. 8, and in New Hampshire Genea- 
logical jRecord, vol. 1, p. 16. The late Mr. Whitmore's paper on Capt. John 
Ayres of Brookfield shows reason to suppose the line to have spiling from him. 

Marey Ayers was born July y e 10 1723 

Edward Ayers was born [illegible, but apparently Nov y e 3] 1724 Deseased 

this life [illegible, but apparently Nov y e 28] 1724 
John Ayers Ayers was born August y e 20 1725 
Eliz th Ayers was born August y e 29 1727 & Deseased this life August y e 7 

"William Ayers was born Febry ye 4 1729/30 & Deseased this life April ye 


Nathanell Ayers was born June y e 1 : 1731 

Sarah Ayers was born October 16 : 1733 & Deseased this life aprill y e 12 : 

Alles Ayers was born Sep r 28 1735 
the Second Edward Ayers was born Febry 17 1736/7 
hannah Ayers was born June 2 d 1740 

Philip Ayers was born March 26 1742 & Deseased this life July y e 30 1742 
-he Second Sarah Ayers was born August y e 9 : 1743 
Jane Ayers was born March 5 1745 
July y e 17. 1754. My Dear wife mary Ayers the mother of the above Children 

Departed this life July y e 17 1754. In her fifteth year of her age 
The above marey Ayers my Dafter Departed this Life November y e 21, 1754 

[In another handwriting.'] 

Mr. Edward Ayers Departed this life May 19^ 1792 

Jenny Ayers departed this life Sep br y e 16 : 1792. age 47 years. 

In another part of the same Bible is the following memorandum : 

The Rev d Jabesh Filch Died Saturday 22 of November 1746 

The Revand Joseph Whipel Preachd from Daniel y e 12 & 13 [vers?] in the 

In the after part of the Day he Preached from Timothy 2 [book?] 4 & 7 
The Reverand Mr Odlin Preached from Salms 88 & 18 in the fore [torn] 
In the after part of the Day he Preached from Philipians y e 1 & 23. 

Boston, Mass. Barrett Wendell. 

Harris-Haynes. — On page 124 of the Hammatt Papers is a little paragraph 
purporting to give the record of an early Thomas Harris of Ipswich, whose wick- 


Notes 89 

ow Martha married (2) about 1083 Samuel Burnliam, and whose children were 
Thomas, John, Elinor, Aquilla, and Mary. No evidence of the existence of such 
a family is found in the records. If " Haynes " is substituted for " Harris " and 
"Buckman" for "Burnham," it will be found to be an accurate record of the 
family of Thomas Haynes of Amesbury. (See Hoyt's Old Families of Salisbury 
and Amesbury, vol. 1, p. 197.) 

Concord, Mass. George S. Stewart. 

Adams-Risley. — The following document is preserved in the Connecticut 
State Library at Hartford, in the collection of papers called Towns and Lands, 
vol. 5, p. 204: 

The testimony of Richard Risley S r 

Hartford May ye 20th 1726 These may certifie whome It may Concern yt I 
Richard Risly of Hartford Do of my Certain Knowledge Know yt my father 
John Addams formerly of Hartford Deceased, had .seven Children viz : 4 sons & 
three Daughters: one son Died without Issue: I married one of ye Daughters 
& Edward Higbee married another : John Brush married ye other : yc sisters 
are all Deceased but they have Left Children as I herd by Jeremiah Adorns viz, 
two higbee & 2 : Brushes which ware well ye Last I herd from them : ye above 
written I am Ready to testifie to If Cald, witness my hand 

Richard Risle 

Given under oath, the Adams party being notified to be present, before me 
Ozias Pitkin jus*, a peace Opened in Gen 11 Court May 21 st 172G. 

Test Hez : Wyllys Secretry. 

The John Adams referred to was son of Jeremy Adams, one of the original 
proprietors of Hartford ; for him and his descendants see Register, vol. 50, 
pp. 315-320. The Richard Risley who deposes that he married one of the daugh- 
ters of John Adams was a son of Richard Risley, another of the original 
proprietors of Hartford. From other documents we learn that Richard Risley 
married the daughter Rebecca, Edward Higbee of Huntington, L. I., the daugh- 
ter Abigail, and John Brush of Huntington, L. I., the daughter Sarah. Up to 
this time even the name of the wife of Richard Risley has been unknown, as 
witness the Risley Genealogy, p. 42. 

Both Jeremy Adams and his son John had grants of land at what became Col- 
chester, from the General Court of Connecticut, and the document given above 
was offered in evidence by the Adams heirs in a dispute over title with the town 
of Colchester. 

Hartford, Conn. Arthur Adams. 

Jenkins. — In the Register, vol. 66, p. 272, I confused four people named 
Mary, each of whom was the wife of a Joel Jenkins. Joel 3 Jenkins married 
three times instead of once, as stated. He married secondly (intention recorded 
28 Jan. 1720/1) Mary Harnet or Harvell of Maiden. By some unaccountable slip 
I credited this marriage to his son Joel, 4 who was too young for marriage at 
that time. That the latter married a Mary, however, is shown by his will, and 
in Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 66, p. 2G0, and vol. 47, p. 481, is proof that the 
Mary who married Samuel Graves was Mary, widow df Joel, Jr., and not of Joel, 
Sr. Joel, 3 the father, married thirdly, 5 Apr. 1733, Mary, widow of Dea. Thomas 
Taylor (Middlesex Co. Probate Files, No. 22,241) and daughter of Samuel and 
Mary Damon (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 25, p. 676). Her son or grandson, 
Thomas Taylor, was appointed administrator of her estate 10 Feb. 1767. (Mid- 
dlesex Co. Probate Records, vol. 44, p. 77.) 

Sarah 4 Jenkins (Joel 3 ) married first (intention recorded at Boston 23 July 
1732) James Harvell, who died before 8 Mar. 1754. She married secondly Sam- 
uel Killam of Wilmington. Children by first husband: 1. James, b. 7 Sept. 
1733; d. 1 Mar. 1735. 2. James, b. 23 Dec. 1736. 3. Mary, b. 3 Oct. 1740. 4. 
Joel Jenkins, b. 8 Aug. 1745. 

12 Gramercy Parle, New York, N. Y. C. Harold Floyd. 

Inscriptions from Portsmouth, R. I. — Not far from the railway station at 
Portsmouth, R. I., are two small family burial-lots, those of Brownell and Wil- 

90 Motes [Jan. 

cox. The following are all the inscriptions to be found there, but there are 
several graves marked by plain stones : 

In Memory of George Brownell Esq r he died Sept r 3 d 1791 in the 60 th year of 

his Age. 
In Memory of Joshua Brooking Son of Sam 1 Brooking Mas 1 of his Maj 8 Ship 

Juno, who Departed this life Sept r 19 th , 1777, Aged 14 years. 
In Memory of Stephen Brownell Esq r who died Oct r ye 19 th 1755 in ye 60 th 

Year of his Age. 
In Memory of George Brownell died April y e 20 th 1718 in y e 70 th Year of his 

In Memory of Susannah y e Wife of George Brownell died Febryy e 24 th 1743-4 

in y e 91 st Year of her Age. [On the same stone with the inscription immedi- 
ately preceding.'] 
In Memory of Mr George Brownell who died May 9, 1762 in ye 26 year of his 

In Memory of Mrs. Wait Brownell, wife of Mr. George Brownell, who died 

Dec. — , 1794, in ye 54 th year of her age. 
In Memory of Joseph Brownell Esq r , who died May 9 th 1795, Aged 75 Years. 
In Memory of [broken] Daughter of [broken] Mrs. Martha Cobb [broken] died 

Feby 24, 1795, Aged 6 months & 11 days. 
Daniel Wilcox, died May 6, 1851, M. 56 y'rs. 6 mo's & 25 d's. 
Mary wife of Daniel Wilcox died Feb. 25, 1834, Aged 45 y'rs. 4 mo's & [This 

stone lies flat on the ground and is partly covered.] 
In Memory of Mr. John Wilcocks who died May 21 st 1787 in the 62 d year of 

his Age. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary Wilcocks wife of M r John Y/ilcocks She died 

March 19 th 1807 in her 77 th Year. 
In Memory of Capt. Cook Wilcocks who died August 21, 1830 in the 79 th year 

of his age. 
In Memory of Mrs Sarah Willcocks wife of Mr. Cook Willcocks who died 

Jan 7, 1 in her 60 th year. 

In Memory of Sarah Daughter of M r Daniel & M rs Elizabeth Wilcocks who 

died Aug 15, 1789 in ye 4 th year of her Age 

59 Oxford Street, Somerville, Mass. Ella F. Elliot. 

The Ancestry of Roger Williams. — In Book Notes, a publication edited by 
Mr. Sidney S. Eider of Providence, R. I., under date of May 25, 1912, there is 
an article entitled The Ancestry of Boger Williams, now for the first time ac- 
curately and conclusively shown. In this article, which covers some seven 
closely-printed pages, Mr. Rider attempts to overthrow both Mrs. Bates's state- 
ments and my own statements on the matter in hand, and ends by arriving at 

exactly the same conclusion as that reached by me in an article in the News- 
Sheet for April 1, 1912 ! Basing his argument upon a Chancery case, of whose 
existence the eminent genealogist, Henry F. Waters, Esq., was aware in 1889, 
and which he recommended at that time for examination, Mr. Rider decides that 
Roger Williams of Providence was a son of James and Alice (Pemberton) 
Williams and a brother of Sidrach Williams of London. This is exactly the 
conclusion which I accepted in the article in the News-Sheet and which Mr. 
Waters made known some twenty-three years ago, although much to his regret 
his work for the New England Historic Genealogical Society did not allow him 
at that time to undertake a special investigation in the matter. (Register, vol. 
43, pp. 290-303, July, 1889.) This Chancery case of 15 Aug. 1644, upon which 
alone Mr. Rider bases his argument, does not by itself prove anything in regard 
to the ancestry of Roger Williams, but it adds another strong link to the chain 
of evidence so ably forged by Mr. Waters. 

Mr. Rider has failed to give an exact copy of the most important part of the 
Chancery proceedings, although he quotes the rest of the case at length. In his 
article {Book Notes, vol. 29, p. 87) he writes : " In April 16-35 [probably meant 
by Mr. Rider for April 16, 1635] he [Williams] refused to swear to an oath be- 
fore a magistrate in Court. It was the same thing done by the Roger Williams be- 
fore the magistrate of the Chancery Court in London in August 1644." This re- 
fusal on the part of Roger Williams to take oath is by far the most important 
point in the case, next to the fact that Roger and Sidrach are shown to be sons 
of Alice Williams, The desirability of having an exact quotation of the words 


Notes 91 

of the Chancery proceeding relating to this refusal is apparent when one reads 
the following passage in the Register, vol. 43, p. 301 : u In his ' George Fox' 
(page 413), speaking of judicial oaths, Williams refers to ' cases that have be- 
fallen myself in the Chancery in England &c. and of the loss of great sums 
which I chose to bear through the Lord's help (rather) than yield to the for- 
mality (then and still in use) in God's worship ; though I offered to swear as 
F. H. mentions they have done, and the judges told me they would rest in my 
testimony and way of swearing, but they could not dispense with me without 
an act of parliament.' " 

Mr. Rider is entitled to credit for having followed up the Chancery suit, as 
was suggested by Mr. Waters, and for having thus added another link in this 
chain of evidence ; but in view of the facts disclosed by Mr. Waters in 1889, 
some twenty- three years ago, he cannot justly claim that he has " now for the 
first time accurately and conclusively shown " the ancestry of Roger Williams. 
All, however, must concede that Roger Williams of Providence was son of 
James and Alice Williams and brother of Sidrach Williams. 

In regard to Roger Williams of Virginia, there were two persons of the name 
who emigrated to that colony, but neither of them could have been the Roger 
who was brother of Sidrach Williams of London. One of these was Roger 
Williams, a servant, who came in the Southampton in 1622, aged 20 (Hotten's 
Original Lists, p. 233) . As Roger, brother of Sidrach Williams, was made over- 
seer of the will of Ralph Wightman of London, dated 27 Dec. 1628 and proved 9 
Feb. 1628/9 (Register, vol. 43, p. 293), he could not have been in Virginia at 
that time. The other Roger Williams embarked for Virginia in the Constance, 
24 Oct. 1635, aged 19 (Hotten, p. 137), and he is clearly not the Roger who was 
eon of James and Alice Williams, for on 1 Aug. 1634 the latter was u beyond 
the seas" with a wife and daughter (Will of Alice Williams, Register, vol. 43, 
p. 292). 

In the Herts Genealogist and Antiquary, vol. 3, p. 242, in an article entitled 
Pemberton of St. Albans, is found an indenture, dated 10 Jan. 7 James I (1610/ 
11) between Roger Pemberton of St. Albans, Gent., his son John, and James 
Williams, citizen and merchant of London, on the one part, and William Angell, 
citizen and baker of London, and Robert Angell, citizen and merchant* of Lon- 
don, on the other part, for certain lands for the use of John Pemberton and 
Katherine Angell for their lives. For the marriage of John Pemberton and 
Katherine Angell see News- Sheet, April 1, 1912. 

Newport, B. I. G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 

Historical Intelligence 

The New Building or the New England Historic Genealogical Society. — 
The new building of the Society at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston, the corner-stone 
of which was laid by President Baxter with appropriate ceremonies on 18 Mar. 
1912, was occupied by the Society on Forefathers' Day, 21 Dec, and the valuable 
collection of printed genealogical works and the priceless manuscripts of the 
Library are now safely housed in a fire-proof structure, conveniently situated 
with reference to state, county, and city records, and so designed as to offer 
to every department of the Society the best facilities for the prosecution of its 
special work. 

The first number of vol. 67 of the Register is issued from the Robert Henry 
Eddy Memorial Rooms in the new building, which are henceforth to be the 
home of the editorial department of the Society. These rooms have received 
their name, by vote of the Council, in grateful recognition of the generosity of 
the late Robert Henry Eddy, a portion of whose munificent bequest to the 
Society has been set apart as the Eddy Town-Record Fund and makes possible 
the participation of the Society in the work of printing the Vital Records of 
Towns in Massachusetts. 

To those officers and members, past and present, of the Society who have given 
so unsparingly of their time, counsel, and resources in order to provide for the 
Society and its treasures a safe abode, and to those generous friends of the 
Society and of genealogy whose financial aid has contributed so largely to the 
success of this undertaking, all those interested in the preservation of family 
records are under lasting obligations. 

92 Recent Boohs |~Jan. 

Maryland Historical Society. — The Maryland Historical Society, of Balti- 
more, is making efforts to obtain, by subscriptions from members and by state 
aid, funds for the construction of a new and commodious fire-proof building 
and also an endowment to provide for the maintenance of the library and the 
publications of the Society in perpetuity. Those who are familiar with the ex- 
cellent work which the Society is doing in the fields of history and genealogy 
and with the high rank held by its quarterly publication, the Maryland Historical 
Magazine, among periodicals devoted to these subjects, will hope that means 
may be found to erect a suitable home for the Society and to ensure the con- 
tinuance of its publications. 

Ferry-Ferre-Feret. — The Ferry-Ferre-Feret Family Historical Association 
of America, made up of descendants of Charles Ferre, who settled at Springfield, 
Mass., in 16G0, was organized at Boston 4 June 1912. The office of the Asso- 
ciation is at 912 Penn Mutual Building, 24 Milk Street, Boston, Mass., and the 
secretary-treasurer is Rhoda Emma Ferry, from whom and also from Aaron Ferre 
Randall, acting-president, circulars describing the purpose of the organization 
and giving information about the immigrant ancestor may be obtained. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Cooper. — Pea. John of Cambridge, Mass., who was baptized at Dedham, co. 
Essex, England, 14 Mar. 1618, and died at Cambridge, Mass., 22 Aug. 1691, by 
Miss Hattie B. Cooper, 1 Kensington Park, Roxbury, Mass. 

Deve.reux.— John of Salem and Marblehead, Mass., 1630-1636, by Mrs. F. M. 
Angellotti, San Rafael, Cal. 

Newcomb. — Andrew of England (probably Devonshire) or Wales, who was 
born about 1618 and died at Boston, Mass., in Nov. 1686, by B. M. Newcomb, 
200 Davis Street, San Francisco, Cal. 


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Ayars genealogy. Benjamin A[bbott] Ayars, his ancestry and descendants. 
By Bessie Ayars Andrews. Vineland, N. J., 1912. 17 p. por. 8° 

Barrett genealogy. Barrett ancestry [descendants of William of Cambridge, 
Mass., Thomas of Braintree, Mass., Humphrey of Concord, Mass.] From 
works pertaining to the family, by Charles Edward Potter, Joseph Hartwell 
Barrett, A.M., William Barrett, Dr. James Savage and others. By George 
Castor Martin. New York City, N. Y., Martin & Allardyce, 1912. 23 p. pi. 12° 

Beach genealogy. The descendants of Thomas Beach of Milf ord, Conn. [By 
Mary Ella Beach.] Hartford, Conn., privately printed, The Case, Lockwood & 
Brainard Co., 1912. 51 p. 8° 

Blatchford genealogy. Blatchford Memorial 2, a genealogical record of the 
family of Rev. Samuel Blatchford, D.D., with some mention of allied families, 


Recent Boohs 93 

also autobiographical sketch of Kev. Dr. Blatchford from "The Blatchford 
Memorial." By Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford. Privately printed, 1912. 123 p. 
fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Burke genealogy. William de Burgh, progenitor of the Burkes in Ireland. 
By Martin J. Blake. Galway, O'Gorman, Printinghouse, 1911. 20 p. pi. 8° Re- 
printed (with revisions) from the Galway Archaeological Journal, vol. vii, no. ii. 
pp. 83-101. 

Clopper genealogy. Cornelius Jansen Clopper and his descendants. By John 

R. Witcraft. Merchantville, N. J., 1912. 40 p. 8° Price $2.00. Address the 

author, Merchantville, N. J. 

A genealogical record will be found of the following families: Jans, Ten Eyck, Roosevelt, 
Grevenraet, Lefferts, and Schuyler. 

Crapo, William Wallace, ancestry. Certain Comeoverers, vols. 1 and 2. By 

Henry Howland Crapo. New Bedford, Mass., E. Anthony & Sons, inc., printers, 

1912. 12+519 ; 7+523-1044 p. pi. 8° 

The author gives the ancestors of Jesse Crapo, Phebe Howland, Anne Almy Chase, Williams 
Slocum, Sarah Morse Smith, Abner Toppan, Aaron Davis, and Elizabeth Stanford. 

Dumont, McPike, and Denton genealogies. Romance of genealogy, pt. 2. By 
Eugene F [airfield] McPike. n. p. 1912. p. 23-41 8° Reprint from The Maga- 
zine of History, 1912. 

The author also gives a short account of the following families: Traverrier, Kezeau, Guest, 
Mountain, Lyon, Wells, Fairfield, and Thurber. 

Dyer genealogy. Ancestry of William Dyer, u the Abington Pioneer." Pro- 
ceedings of the Dyer Association, organized Sept. 16, 1911. Edited by Dr. E. 
Alden Dyer, Whitman, Mass. n.p. n. d. 71 p. map 8° Pp. 7-9, a reprint from 
Register for April, 1911. Price $1.50. Address Elmer Fullerton, Brockton, 

Ferguson genealogy. Genealogy of the descendants of John Ferguson, a native 
of Scotland, who emigrated to America before the Revolutionary war. By 
Arthur B[ixby] Ferguson, Ph.B., M.D. Salem, Mass., Newcomb & Gauss, 1911. 
112 p. pi. por. 8° 

Floyd genealogy. Biographical genealogies of the Virginia-Kentucky Floyd 
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[Md.], Williams & Wilkins Co., 1912. 113 p. fcsm. il. por. 8° Price $1.50. 
Address Williams & Wilkins Co., 2427-29 York Road, Baltimore, Md. 

Grant genealogy. The 304th anniversary of the birth of Matthew Grant. Re- 
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Hartford, Conn., Oct. 27, 1905. Frank Grant, editor. Westfield, Mass., 1906, 
printed in 1912. 48 p. pi. por. 4° 

Hamilton genealogy. The Hamiltons of Waterborough (York County, Maine), 
their ancestors and descendants, 912-1912. By Samuel King Hamilton, M.S. 
Privately printed. [Boston, Mass. Press of Murray and Emery Co.] 1912. 
xiii.-|-407 P- fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8° 

Harwood genealogy. A genealogical history of the Harwood families, de- 
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and who emigrated to America, and was living in Boston, Mass., in 1643. 3d 
edition. In the first edition the record extended back only to James Harwood, 
a grandson of Andrew. By Watson H. Harwood, M.D. Chasm Falls, N. Y., 
1911. 154 p. pi. por. 8° 

Hearne genealogy. Addenda, Heme history, 1912. p. 755-806 por. 8° 

Horton genealogy. The ancestors and descendants of Isaac Horton of Liberty, 
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Sheffield, Pa. 

Howland Homestead. Bulletin, vol. 1, nos. 3 and 4. Boston, Mass., published 
by the Society of the Descendants of Pilgrim John Howland, of the Ship " May- 
flower." 12 p. il. pi; 12 p. il. 8<> 

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Jones genealogy. Captain Roger Jones, of London and Virginia. Some of his 

antecedents and descendants. With appreciative notice of other families, viz. : 

Bathurst, Belfield, Browning, Carter, Catesby, Cocke, Graham, Fauntleroy, 

Hickman, Hoskins, Latane, Lewis, Meriwether, Skelton, Walker, Waring, 

Woodford and others. [2nd edition.] Notes by Judge L[ewis] H[ampton] 

Jones, of Winchester, Ky. Albany, N. Y., Joel Munsell's Sons, publishers, 1891 

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Address Judge Lewis H. Jones, 524 1st St., Louisville, Ky. 

In this new edition, the supplement, p. 283-442, contains a full account of Col. Frederick 
Jones, who died in North Carolina in 1722, and his descendants; also an extended account of 
the Carter and Jekyll families. 

Lake genealogy. A genealogy of the Lake family of Great Egg Harbor in old 
Gloucester County in New Jersey. By Arthur Adams and Sarah A[nn] Risley. 
Privately printed, 1912. 26 p. 8° Price 25 cts. Address Miss Sarah A. Risley, 
232 South Main St., Pleasantville, N. J. 

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$2.00. Address M. Marvin, Sentinel-Post Co., Shenandoah, Iowa. 

Payne genealogy. The Paynes of Hamilton [N. Y.], a genealogical and bio- 
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Alexander] Wright, publisher, 1912. 245 p. fcsm. 11. pi. por. 8° 

Peirce genealogy. Solomon Peirce family genealogy containing a record of 
his descendants also an appendix containing the ancestry of Solomon Peirce 
and his wife Amity Fessenden. By [Mrs.] Marietta Peirce Bailey. Arlington, 
Mass. [Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co., Boston], 1912. viii+181 p. por. pi. 8° 

Phipps genealogy. Notes on Phipps and Phip families of England, Ireland, 
the West Indies, and of New England. Pt. 2. (Descendants of Phipps of 
Nottingham and Beading.) (1) Phipps of St. Christopher's, West Indies, 1670- 
1800. (2) Descendants of Sir Constantine Phipps, (Barons and Earls of Mul- 
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Holliston 4.50 

Scituate, 2 v. 11.50 

Tisbury 3.25 

Wayland 2.25 

Weymouth, 2 v. 9.25 

Hanson 1.50 

Chester 3.25 

Pembroke 6.00 

Foxborough 3.25 

Carver 2.25 

Stow 3.50 

Worthington 2.00 

Hopkinton 6.00 

Duxbury 5.75 

Kingston 5.00 

Brockton 4.75 

W. Bridgewater 3.00 

Abington, 2 v. 8.00 

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APRIL, 1913 


By Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, A.B., of Concord, Mass. 

Joseph Burbeen Walker might be described under many ap- 
pellations, all honorable to himself, but in regard to the subjects of 
our Society's research, history and genealogy, he was both an. his- 
torian of much learning, industry, and facility of communication, 
and in himself an historical antiquity of New Hampshire. This 
characterization of him is warranted by the peculiar circumstances 
of his birth, genealogy, residence, and life-long connection with the 
history, the jurisprudence, and the charitable and civilizing insti- 
tutions of that State, at whose capital he was born, lived, and died. 

His great-grandfather, Rev. Timothy Walker, born at Woburn, 
Mass., 27 July 1705, son of Samuel and Judith (Howard) Walker 
of Woburn, grandson of Dea. Samuel and Sarah (Reed) Walker 
of Woburn,* and great-grandson of Samuel Walker of Reading and 
later of Woburn,* was graduated at Harvard College in 1725, and 
was the first settled minister of Concord, N. H., while it was known 
by its earlier names of Penacook and Rumford. That was his only 
parish, and there he labored from 1730 to his death, 1 September 
1782. i He married, 12 November 1730, Sarah, daughter of James 
and Mary Burbeen of Woburn and granddaughter of John Burbeen, 
a native of Scotland, who came to Woburn as early as 1G60. She 
was born 17 June 1701 and died 19 February 1778. f 

Rev. Timothy Walker's only son Timothy was born at Concord 
26 June 1737 and died there 5 May 1822. He was graduated at 
Harvard in 1756, studied theology, and preached for some ten years, 
but was never settled as a minister over any parish. At the time 
of the Revolution he held a commission as colonel in the New Hamp- 
shire Militia and was a prominent patriot, and from 1777 to 1809 
he was a justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He married his 

* Register, vol. 57, pp. 350-352, 355,356. Joseph Burbeen Walker was the author 
of a monograph in which he sought to prove that this last-rnentioned Samuel was son 
of Capt. Richard Walker, who settled at Lynn, Mass., in 1630, and was later of Read- 

t An Account of John Burbeen . . . and . . . his Descendants, by Joseph 
B. Walker, Concord, N. H., 1892. Rev. Timothy Walker's Diaries, edited and anno- 
tated by Joseph B. Walker, were published at Concord, N. II., in 1889. 


100 Joseph Burbeen Walker [April 

cousin Susannah, daughter of his uncle, Rev. Joseph Burbeen of 
Woburn, and his wife Esther (Pool) . She was born 11 April 1746 
and died 28 September 1828. 

Among the fourteen children of Hon. Timothy and Susannah 
(Burbeen) Walker the youngest son was Joseph, who was born at 
Concord 12 January 1782 and died 3 March 1833. He was a cap- 
tain in the New Hampshire Militia, and married, 22 March 1820, 
Ann Sawyer, born 21 June 1786, daughter of Dea. Moses and Ann 
(Fitz) Sawyer of Salisbury, Mass., and a descendant of William 
Sawyer of Salem, Wenham, and Newbury, Mass.* 

Upon the home-lot of his worthy ancestor, Rev. Timothy Walker, 
and in the house of his father, Capt. Joseph Walker, Joseph Bur- 
been Walker, named for his other clerical great-grandfather, Joseph 
Burbeen, was born, 12 June 1822. On that estate, which he in- 
herited, he lived all his life ; and there, in the earlier house of Par- 
son Walker, he died, 8 January 1913, :vt past the patriarchal age 
of ninety. 

His mother, Ann (Sawyer) Walker, died 25 December 1824, 
before he had attained the age of three years, and his father died 
when the boy was only ten ; but his inherited estate was carefully 
managed by his guardian, Richard Bradley, and after attending the 
Concord schools as a boy, he was sent in 1838 as a lad of sixteen 
to Phillips Exeter Academy, where he graduated in 1841, and im- 
mediately entered Yale College, graduating there in 1844. In the 
meantime, in 1839, on the advice of the celebrated surgeon, Dr. 
William Perry of Exeter, he intermitted study there, and at the age 
of seventeen went South for the winter of 1839-40, traversing the 
southern Atlantic States to Charleston, S. C, and after s me time 
there, going on to Savannah and Cuba. His health and hire knowl- 
edge of mankind were improved by this early experience of travel, 
and when, fifty years later, he went to visit his married daughter, 
Mrs. Charles M. Gilbert, at Savannah, he was a guest at the same 
Charleston hotel at which he had resided in 1839-40. 

In 1844-45 he studied law for a time at the Harvard Law School, 
but completed his law studies in the office of Hon. Charles Henry 
Peaslee of Concord, a congressman from New Hampshire, and one 
of the most active advocates in the Democratic party of the establish- 
ment of the excellent Asylum for the Insane at Concord. Of this 
institution Mr. Walker became a trustee in 1847, at the age of 
twenty-five, and continued as one of the trustees for sixty years. 

Mr. Walker was admitted to the New Hampshire bar in March 
1847, but in 1853 he gave up the practice of law, having inherited 
the Parsonage farm, a very large one, which he carried on scienti- 
fically and profitably for many years, being also bank director, rail- 
road director, and an active participant in the political affairs of his 

* Genealogy of Some of the Descendants of William Sawyer, of Newbury, Mass., 
by Nathaniel Sawyier and Joseph Burbeen Walker, Manchester, N. H., 1889. 

1913] Joseph Burbeen Walker 101 

native city and state. He served on the Concord School Board 
and on the Board of Aldermen. In 1866, as a member of the New 
Hampshire House of Representatives, he reported the bill establish- 
ing the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic 
Arts, and secured its passage, and he was a trustee of this institu- 
tion for many years. In 1883 he began a long period of active 
service on the Board of Forestry Commissioners, and he was a 

♦member and at one time the president of the Board of Agriculture. 
In 1889 he was a member of the New Hampshire Constitutional 
Convention, and in the fall of 1892 he was elected to the State 

While still a very young man he manifested a lively interest in 
historical matters. Ever after 1845 he was an active member of 
the New Hampshire Historical Society, serving as its librarian for 
five years (1845-50), its recording secretary for four years (1849- 
53), its vice-president, and finally its president for two years 
(1866-68). He lived to see it established in the year 1912, 
through the munificence of one of its members, Edward Tuck of 
Exeter and Paris, in a noble hall, in which, perhaps, some of his 
valuable records and family portraits may find shelter. 

These portraits, along with views ant 1 landscapes in Germany, 

" were left to Mr. Walker, her cousin and one of her business agents, 
by the last Countess Rumford, Sarah Thompson, at her death at 
Concord late in 1852. They include three portraits of Count Rum- 
ford (an oil-painting, taken in London about 1783, representing 

, „iim in the uniform of a British colonel ; another, by the German 
artist Kellerhofer, painted in Munich about 1797 ; a third, the most 
cherished by his daughter, taken in colored chalk by Lane in 
1809) ; a portrait in oil of the Countess Sarah, and another of 
Capt. Lefevre, supposed to be her half-brother ; portraits in oil of 
the Countess Baumgarten, mother of Count Rumford's alleged 
daughter, Sophy, and of her only sister, the Countess Nogarola ; 
and a colored-chalk portrait of the Baroness de Kalbe. There are, 
besides, German water-color landscapes, presented to Count Rumford 
for his services in keeping Munich clear of the allied armies ; views 
in the English Garden at Munich, a creation of Rumford's ; a pen- 
cil-sketch of his friend, Pictet, the naturalist ; and an engraving of 
Baron Hompesch. I have omitted the most stately of all, Keller- 
hofer's oil-portrait of the Elector of Bavaria, Karl Theodor, in a 
fine frame. These remain in the ancient house of the Walker fam- 
ily at Concord. 

The Rolfe house, built for the Count's first wife, Mrs. Rolfe, at 
the time of her marriage to Col. Rolfe, was occupied by her and 
Maj. Thompson, after her second marriage in 1772, till Thompson 
left Concord in the late autumn of 1774, in consequence of the pop- 
ular odium into which he had fallen because of his intimacy with 
Gov. Wentworth and the other Loyalists of New England. It is 

102 Joseph Burbeen Walker [April 

still standing, a mile or two from the Walker estate, and has long 
been occupied as a home for orphan girls, according to arrangements 
originally made by the Count in 1797, but materially modified by 
his daughter in her will, and carried out by her executor, James F. 
Baldwin of Boston, and Mr. Walker. The latter had much to do 
with the care of this estate and charity during the past sixty years, 
and one of the many public services he rendered was to help admin- 
ister and make known this endowed orphanage, the Rolfe and Rum-* 
ford Asylum, for the poor and needy, particularly young females 
without mothers.* 

Mr. Walker's relation to the family of a Bavarian count of the 
Holy Roman Empire was a part of his own family inheritance. 
After the return of Parson Walker and Col. Benjamin Rolfe from 
England, where they had obtained from the King in Council a re- 
versal of the unjust decision of the New Hampshire courts against 
the land-titles of the early settlers of Rumford under a Massachu- 
setts land-grant, as hereafter related, Col. Rolfe, a wealthy citizen, 
pleaded for the hand of the Parson's daughter, Sarah, as his second 
wife, and they were married, with great disparity of years, in 1762. 
Col. Rolfe died a few years later, leaving his young widow with a 
young child, a fine estate, and a brave new house, the largest in 
Rumford. Benjamin Thompson of Woburn, coming up the Mer- 
rimac Valley to teach school in the thriving town, captivated the 
heart of the rich widow, and they were married a little before the 
American Revolution. He was handsome, accomplished, with a 
turn for military life, and was made a major in the local militia by i 
Gov. John Went worth, the last of the royal governors of the flour- 
ishing Province. When the Parliamentary oppression of New Eng- 
land began, Wentworth (the real founder of Dartmouth College) 
sided with the Parliament, and Thompson inclined the same way, 
enough, at least, to raise animosity against him in New Hampshire, 
and particularly in Rumford, where he was threatened with indig- 
nities by the mob. Escaping from home by night, he took refuge 
with his friends in Massachusetts ; and though they brought evidence 
that he was not an enemy of his native country, he thought it ex- 
pedient after the fight at Bunker Hill to abandon the patriots and 
take shelter in besieged Boston. Thence he crossed the ocean to 
London, where he found favor with King George, who knighted 
him, and sent him to the Elector of Bavaria, who wanted a man of 
science to reorganize his artillery. For this and other good service 
the Elector made him Count Rumford, Thompson taking his title 
from his father-in-law Walker's parish. Mrs. Thompson, the first 
Countess Rumford, was Joseph Burbeen Walker's great aunt, being 
sister of his grandfather, Judge Walker ; and he was therefore first 

* See An Historical Account of the Rolfe and Rumford Asylum, Concord, N.H., 1909, 
a pamphlet of 36 pages, of which Mr. Walker was the author, although his name does 
not appear as such. 

W3] Joseph Burbeen Walker 103 

( I isin once removed of Sarah Thompson, second and last Countess 
] icmford, who received that title as Sir Benjamin Thompson's daugh- 
1 after her mother's death. She survived in Concord till her cousin 
^ teilker was thirty years old, and she entrusted much of the care of 
} e bequests in that town to him. The town had long before changed 
i. t name and had become the capital of the State. 

lis an historian Mr. Walker specially devoted himself to matters 
Cfrj icerning his native state and its seat of government, the city of 
C.incord, both before and after it became the state capital. His 
great-grandfather, a pastor there for more than a half-century, was 
involved, together with his son-in-law, Col. Rolfe, in a famous con- 
troversy with the Wentworths of Portsmouth, provincial governors, 
and their kindred and friends, who had given town charters and 
made settlements, after the true boundary between New Hampshire 
and Massachusetts had been established by the King in Council 
about 1740, in districts previously granted by the Massachusetts 
authorities. In the territory of Rumford and the region round- 
about all the residents held their lands by titles drawn either from 
original Indian purchases or from charters given by Massachusetts. 
In 1727, however, only two years after the Massachusetts govern- 
ment had granted Rumford to Col. Rolfe and his associates, who 
later called and settled young Timothy Walker as their minister, 
most of this territory was granted by the authorities of New Hamp- 
shire, under the name of the town of Bow, to members of the Went- 
worth family and others, and they endeavored to collect fines and 
taxes from the older settlers. The ' x Bow Controversy," of which 
Joseph Burbeen Walker wrote the faithful history,* soon began, but 
did not come to an issue until twenty years later, when, the New 
Hampshire juries having given verdicts practically dispossessing 
Rolfe, Walker, and their townsmen, the original "Proprietors of 
Rumford " met, voted 100 pounds to pay the cost of an appeal to 
George II, and sent Parson Walker to London to engage counsel 
and press the appeal. This was in 1753. He went abroad in 1754, 
was fortunate enough to engage Murray, afterward Lord Mansfield, 
as counsel, and obtained in 1755 an order of the King maintaining 
the rights of the original settlers. This was disregarded by the 
Wentworths, who now brought suit against Col. Rolfe personally, 
and again the local juries decided for the wealthy plaintiffs. This 
time both Col. Rolfe and his minister (soon to be his father-in-law) 
went to London, in 1762 ; and following the advice of Mansfield, 
now on the bench and unable to appear as counsel, they won the 
suit, and obtained a decree from the young King, George III, re- 
affirming justice in the case. 

Many papers by Mr. Walker were read before the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society within the past sixty years ; many reports 
of the New Hampshire Hospital for the Insane (its present title) 

♦Published at Concord, N. H., in 1901, a reprint fcomTransactions of the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society, vol. 3. 

104 Joseph Burbeen Walker [A 1 ! 9 

\ 1 

were written or edited by him, and it has enjoyed for the spacemen 
two generations the advantages of his zeal, discretion, and w'Ru. 
experience.* ter 

Mr. Walker's connection with the New England Historic Geiffl^ 
logical Society began in 1874, when he was admitted to reskert 
membership. For sixteen years, 1878-1893, he held office in:s e 
Society as Vice-President from New Hampshire, and in 1907 js 
name was placed on the roll of corresponding members. tj 

Dartmouth College in 1883 and Yale University in 1891 confei-^d 
upon Mr. Walker the honorary degree of Master of Arts. 

Mr. Walker married first, 5 May 1847, Sarah Adams, daugher 
of Rev. Dr. Daniel and Caroline (Sawyer) Fitz of Ipswich, Mass. 
She was Mr. Walker's first cousin once removed, was born 30 Jine 
1827, and died 21 November 1848. He married secondly, at Cm- 
cord, N. H., 1 May 1850, Elizabeth Lord, daughter of Hon. Nathaidel 
Gookin and Betsey Watts (Lord) Upham of Concord. She Yas 
born at Concord 18 August 1830, and survives her husband. They 
were the parents of six children : Charles Eumford, A.B. (Yale 
College) 1874, M.D. (Harvard University) 1878, a well-known 
physician of Concord ; Susan Burbeen, wife of Charles M. Gilbert, 
formerly of Concord and now of Savannah, Ga. ; Nathaniel Upham, 
A.B. (Yale College) 1877, a lawyer of Boston, residing in Brook- 
line, Mass. ; Mary Bell, deceased ; Eliza Lord, of Concord ; and 
Joseph Timothy, formerly of Savannah, Ga., and now business 
manager of St. Paul's School, Concord. 

Mr. Walker's death ended an illness not very long, following a 
period of robust old age, in which almost daily he walked some 
three-quarters of a mile down to the State House and the State 
Library and home again, regardless of the weather, and often took 
much longer walks. Because of deafness he avoided public gather- 
ings during the last few years, and withdrew from general society ; 
but he was able to hear and enjoy conversation in his own house and 
among his rare and cherished books, and he was still interested in 
historical studies, a high authority on all that relates to New Eng- 
land history or the religion of our ancestors. Among his own an- 
cestors he counted more than the usual number of parish ministers, 
judges, schoolmasters, and civilizers of every sort ; and to their 
memory he paid that wise regard and filial respect which consist in 
setting forth the worth of their character and the results of their lives. 

* Among Mr. Walker's numerous writings, in addition to those already cited, may be 
mentioned : Birth of the Federal Constitution [a history of the New Hampshire Con- 
vention for the ratification of the Federal Constitution], Boston, 1888; New Hamp- 
shire's Five Provincial Congresses, Concord, N. H., 1905; The Valley of the Merri- 
mack, Concord, 1863 ; A History of the Four Meeting Houses of the First Congregational 
Society in Pennycook, subsequently Rumford, now Concord, N. H., Concord, 1888; 
The House and Farm of the First Minister of Concord, N. H., Concord, 1906; The 
Toryism of Count Rumford, Concord, 1898; Life and Exploits of Robert Rogers, the 
Ranger [a paper read before the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 5 Nov. 
1884], Boston, 1885; Historical Address at the Dedication of the New Hampshire Col- 
lege of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts [delivered at Durham, 30 Aug. 1893], Con- 
cord, 1894; and many papers read before the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture 
and other organizations. 

1913] The Family of Cap t. John Gerrish 105 


Number Two 

By Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of New York City 

A conspicuous Boston family of the eighteenth century was tho 
family of Capt. John 3 Gerrish, merchant and ship-owner, a mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and one of 
the original proprietors of Long Wharf. John Gerrish was a 
grandson of Capt. William 1 Gerrish, of Newbury in 1639 and of 
Boston from 1678, and his first wife Joanna, daughter of Pereival 
Lowle and widow of John Oliver. Of the Gerrish family in gen- 
eral no complete genealogy has ever been printed, a brief record by 
John J. Gerrish, published at Portland, Me., in 18-80, and some 
valuable materials given in the Essex Institute Historical Collec- 
tions, vol. 5, pp. 25—30, being the chief contributions towards a 
genealogy of this family that have as yet appeared.* 

Of the ten children of Capt. William 1 and Joanna (Lowle) Ger- 
rish, John, 2 the eldest, born 12 Feb. 1645/6 (Bible record in 
Register, vol. 51, p. 67), married 19 Aug. 1667 (ib.) Elizabeth 
Waldron, daughter of Maj. Richard of Dover, N. H., and settled 
at Dover, where in 1672 he was appointed captain in the militia, 
in 1683 was chosen high constable, in 1684 was elected a member 
of the special assembly convened by Gov. Cranfield, in 1689 and 
1690 was representative from Dover to the convention that met 
after the overthrow of Andros, in 1692 was a royal councillor of 
New Hampshire, and in 1699 became assistant justice of the 
Superior Court. William, 2 the second son, born 6 June 1648, 
was a physician in Charlestown, Mass. Joseph, 2 the third son, 
born 23 Mar. 1649/50, was graduated at Harvard in 1669, married 
about 1670 Anna Waldron, sister of his brother John's wife, and 
in 1674 entered on a pastorate of forty-six years over the church at 
Wenham, Mass. He had six children, the eldest of whom was Eli- 
zabeth, 3 born 18 Dec. 1673, and married 16 Mar. 1698/9 to Rev. 
Joseph Green, who was born 24 Nov. 1675, was graduated at Har- 
vard in 1695, and for eighteen years was minister of the church 
at Salem Village, now Danvers.j Another of his children was 

* See also Register, vol. 6, pp. 258, 259; Lowell Genealogy, 1899, pp. 8-11; and the 
histories of various New England towns. 

t Of the eight children of Rev. Joseph and Elizabeth 3 (Gerrish) Green, Joseph, the 
third, who was born 12 Dec. 1763, was a well-known merchant of Boston and owned 
a valuable estate on Hanover Street, which he purchased in 1731 for £3600 from Gov. 
Jonathan Belcher. His portrait was painted by Copley. His brother Benjamin, sev- 
enth in the family, who was born 1 July 1713, married 24 Nov. 1737 Margaret Pierce of 
Portsmouth, N. H., daughter of Joshua and Elizabeth (Hall) and sister of his brother 
Joseph's wife. Hon. Benjamin Green was at first a merchant in Boston, but in 1745 
he acted as secretary, with military rank, to Sir William Pepperrell at Louisburg, re- 
maining after the capture of that fortress in Cape Breton as Government secretary 
until the island was rastored to France. In 1749 he removed with his family to Hali- 

106 Old Boston Families [April 

Samuel, 3 the well-known bookseller and town clerk of Boston, and 
register of deeds for Suffolk County. Benjamin, 2 the fourth son of 
Capt. William, born 13 Jan. 1651/2, became collector of customs 
at Salem, and founded an important family there. Moses, 2 the fifth 
son, born 9 May 165G, married Jane Sewall, sister of Chief Justice 
Se wall, and lived at Newbury. Many references to him will be 
found in SewalFs Diary. 

The parents of Capt. John 3 Gerrish of Boston were Judge John 2 
(William 1 ) of Dover, N. H., and his wife Elizabeth (Waldron). 
Judge John 2 Gerrish left a family Bible, in which he had recorded 
in his own handwriting the births of his eleven children.* Of the 
sons of this family, John 3 , as we have seen, settled in Boston; 
Richard lived at Portsmouth, 1ST. H. ; William lived in that part 
of Dover, N. H., which was later incorporated as the town of 
Somers worth ; Nathaniel lived first at Berwick, Me., and then at 
Portsmouth, N. H. ; Timothy settled at Kittery, Me. ; Benjamin 
lived first in Boston, where in 1704 he joined the Old South Church, 
was a captain in the militia, was admitted to the Ancient and Hon- 
orable Artillery Company in 1714, was made a sergeant therein in 
1715, for a time served as clerk of the market, and then, about 
1740, removed to Charlestown, Mass., where he died 23 June 1750, 
in his 64th year;| and Paul lived and died at Dover, N. H. 

1. Capt. John 8 Gerrish (John, 2 William 1 ), the eldest of the eleven 
children of Judge John and Elizabeth (Waldron) Gerrish of Dover, N.H., 
was born at Dover 21 Aug. 1668, "a bought 4 of y e Clocke in y e after 
noone," and in early life entered on a mercantile career in Boston. He 
married first, in Boston, 19 Apr. 1692, Gov. Simon Bradstreet officiating, 
Lydia Watts, probably a daughter of John and Lydia. John and Lydia 
Watts had a son John, born 22 Jan. 1668/9, and a daughter Rebecca, 
born 22 Feb. 1670/1. The exact date of Lydia (Watts) Gerrish's birth 
is unknown, but she died 8 Jan. 1697/8, and was buried in Copp's Hill 
Burying-Ground. Her epitaph reads : " Here lyeth buried y e Body of 
Lvdia Garish y e wife of John Garish, aged about 27 years ; dec d January 
y e " 8 th 1697-8." (Copp's Hill Epitaphs, p. 30.) Another epitaph in 
Copp's Hill Burying-Ground is the following, which is probably that of 
Lydia (Watts) Gerrish's mother : " Here lyeth buried y e Body of Lydia 
Watts, aged 55 years, dec d September y e 29, 1700." Capt. John Gerrish 
married secondly, on or before 28 Apr. 1699, Sarah Hobbes, third child 

fax, there being admitted to the Council. In 1757 he was appointed military secretary 
to the commander-in-chief of H. M. forces and colonel of the Nova Scotia Militia. 
Later he became treasurer of the Province, and at one time as senior councillor he 
administered the government. He died at Halifax in 1772, his eldest son, Benjamin, 
Jr., succeeding him in the treasurership. His widow died in 1779. (Register, vol. 
15, pp. 105-109 ; Percival and Ellen Green, by Samuel Abbott Green, M.D. ; Nova 
Scotia Archives, vol. 1.) 

* Register, vol. 51, pp. 67, 68, where this record, communicated by Mrs. Lucy Hall 
Greenlaw, is printed. The Bible containing the record was given at some time by a 
member of the family in New Hampshire or Maine to the late Mr. William Gerrish 
of Chelsea, Mass., from whom it passed to one of his sons. Unhappily it was burned 
in the Chelsea fire of 1908. 

f Benjamin Gerrish of Boston and Charlestown m. (1) 28 June 1716 Martha Foxcroft, 
daughter of Francis of Cambridge, who died 14 Apr. 1736; m. (2) 22 June 1738 Abigail 
Bunker, who died 10 Max. 1749, aged 70. 

1913] The Family of Capt. John Gerrish 107 

of Richard and Elizabeth (Page or Paige), who was baptized in St. Bar- 
tholomew's Parish, Crewkerne, co. Somerset, England, but came to live 
in Boston with her uncle Nicholas Page or Paige and his wife Anna, who 
were residents of Rumney Marsh, then belonging to Boston, but later a 
part of Chelsea. Richard Hobbes and Elizabeth " Pagge " were married 
at Crewkerne 13 June 1671, and the baptisms of the following children 
born to them are recorded there : John, 16 July 1673 ; Margaret, 20 Oct. 
1674; Sarah, 14 Nov. 1676; Elizabeth, 4 Oct. 1678. Mrs. Nathaniel 
Oliver of Boston, whose Christian name was Martha, was a niece of Nicholas 
Paige and probably a sister of Sarah (Hobbes) Gerrish. (Somerset Parish 
Registers, vol. 5, p. 40, and information obtained from Crewkerne by Prof. 
Barrett Wendell; Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. 1, pp. 659-660, 
vol. 2, p. 75.) 

Concerning the family of the first wife of Capt. John Gerrish informa- 
tion has been difficult to obtain. John Watts, her father, was probably a 
sea-captain living at the north end of Boston, and it is likely that it is he 
whom Pasco Palmer mentions in a deposition, 8 Aug. 1677, as owning the 
barque Prosperous, in which Palmer had shipped as master, Watts accom- 
panying him, on a fishing voyage to Cape Sable. (Suffolk Court Files, 
MS.) * Lyclia Watts, probably mother of Lydia (Watts) Gerrish, was a 
witness to the will of Samuel Shrimpton, 5 June 1697, there being prob- 
ably some connection between the Wattses and the Shrimptons. (Regis- 
ter, vol. 43, pp. 161, 162.) John Watts was not of the Chelsea Watts 
family, for that was founded by Edward Watts and his wife Rebecca, who 
came in 1710 from the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate, London, to Win- 
nisimmet. (Chamberlain's History of Chelsea, vol. 1, pp. 352, 353.) It 
is yet to be discovered whether or not John Watts, merchant, of Boston 
and Arrowsic Island, Me., who married Elizabeth, daughter of Peter 
Butler, built a large brick house at Arrowsic, and removed thither from 
Boston in 1714, was John Watts, Jr., brother of Lydia (Watts) Gerrish. 
It is, however, significant that John and Elizabeth (Butler) Watts, who 
had three children, had a daughter Lydia baptized 15 Dec. 1717, shortly 
after her father's death. John Watts of Arrowsic was a partner in busi- 
ness with John Penhallow of Portsmouth, and was attorney in New Eng- 
land for Sir Bibye Lake, Bart., who was probably a relative of his wife. 
After John Watts's death, which occurred 26 Nov. 1717, John Penhallow 
married Watts's widow Elizabeth, who bore him three children. When 
Elizabeth died, Penhallow married secondly Ann, daughter of Jacob and 
Sarah (Oliver) Wendell, by whom he had no children. From the will of 
this John Watts we learn that he owned property not only at Arrowsic 
but also at Charlestown, Mass., and also in the parish of " Westharrock," 
co. Essex, England. (Register, vol. 21, pp. 47-51 ; Suffolk Co. Probate 
Records ; Penhallow Genealogy.) 

Col. Nicholas Paige, merchant, uncle of Sarah Hobbes, second wife of 
Capt. John Gerrish, was in Boston as early as 1660, and again in 1665, 
coming from Plymouth, co. Devon, England. In Boston he became colonel 
of the Suffolk Regiment and a commander in the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery. He had a valuable property, and his social position is indicated 
by references to him in Se wall's Diary. In the building of King's Chapel 
he was one of the largest contributors. He married Mrs. Anna (Keayne) 
Lane, daughter of Benjamin Keayne and granddaughter of Capt. Robert 
Keayne, whose valuable estate at Revere became Anna's property. On 
her mother's side Mrs. Anna Paige was a granddaughter of Gov. Thomas 

108 Old Boston Families [April 

Dudley, and niece of Gov. Joseph Dudley. She died 30 June 1704, and 
Col. Page died 22 Nov. 1717. (Sewall's Diary, vol. 2, p. 109 ; Chamber- 
lain's History of Chelsea, passim.) 

The 5th June 1700 Nicholas and Anna Paige, "in consideration of a 
marriage latety had and solemnized between John Gerrish of Boston, 
aforesaid, gun smith, and Sarah his present wife, our beloved kinswoman, 
formerly Sarah Hobbs, and for the advancing of a marriage portion with 
her," conveyed to John Gerrish " all that our messuage or tenement with 
the appurt ces and all the land whereon the same doth stand and is thereunto 
belonging and adjoining, scituate lying and being over against the Exchange 
in Boston aforesaid now or late in the tenure and occupation of Alexander 
Bulman and Samuel Bill." At a town-meeting held 19 Dec. 1709 pro- 
posals were offered by Dr. Oliver Noyes, Daniel Oliver, James Barnes, 
John George, John Gerrish, and Anthony Stoddard, concerning the build- 
ing of a wharf " from the Lower end of King Street, down to Low Water 
marke," and the selectmen were appointed a committee to consider these 
proposals and make report. The report was presented at a town-meeting 
held 13 Mar. 1709/10, and was accepted, the gentlemen named above engag- 
ing at their own cost to build the wharf. This was the origin of Boston's 
well-known "Long Wharf." (Boston Town Records, 1700-1728, pp. 66, 
67.) In June 1734 a petition to be allowed to extend the wharf from ten 
to fourteen feet was signed by James Allen, Samuel Sewall, Thomas Fitch, 
Jacob Wendell, Andrew Faneuil, William Blin, John Gerrish, James Bow- 
doin, Jr., Thomas Hill, Andrew and Peter Oliver, Habijah Savage, and 
S. Boutineau. In 1736 we find John Gerrish's name in the long list of 
subscribers to Prince's Chronological History of New England. 

Capt. John Gerrish died intestate 21 Feb. 1737/8 (Register, vol. 51, 
p. 68), and 3 Mar. 1737/8 administration on his estate was granted to his 
son-in-law Daniel Henchman and his elder living son Joseph Gerrish. 
His estate included a large amount of property belonging to him personally 
and a large amount belonging to the firm of John and Joseph Gerrish, of 
which he was the senior partner. The inventory of his personal estate 
included his mansion-house on King Street, valued at £2500, his "ware- 
house and interest on the Long Wharfe," £1250, land at Nottingham, 
N. H., valued at £300, a third of a farm called Davenport's Farm, £140, 
half the ship Ccesar, £2750, three-sixteenths of the ship Greyhound, £468. 
15.0., a fifth of the sloop Haven, then at Nantucket, £100, a stock of gun- 
maker's tools and firearms, and a large stock of household furniture. His 
partnership inventory comprised chiefly a stock of dry-goods. The total 
value of his personal estate was £8661.4.0.; of his partnership estate 

John Gerrish with his family lived, as we have seen, on King Street, 
and worshipped at the South Church. The property on King Street on 
which his mansion-house stood was probably acquired by Capt. Gerrish 
for £440 by deed from William Holberton, mariner, and his wife Mary, 
dated 1 Feb. 1711. The property transferred by this deed is described as 
" all that their moyety or easterly half part of a certain brick messuage or 
tenement and of the land appertaining thereto, belonging, lying, scituate 
in Boston aforesaid, being parcel of the mansion house of the late Honoble. 
John Leverett, Esq., deceased, which they lately purchased of Ann Hub- 
bard, widow, one of the daughters and coheirs of the said John Leverett 
... 120 feet in depth to be measured from the front of the house abutting 
north upon King Street, and so backwards southerly, the whole house 

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measuring in length at the front fifty-one feet, eight inches, little more or 
less from the outside of both the end walls, and in the rear fifty-four feet, 
three inches little more or less, and in breadth about thirty-five feet, butted 
and bounded easterly by the land of Simeon Stoddard, southerly by a lane 
or passage way of ten feet wide, laid out within a foot of the said Stoddard's 
land into Leverett's Lane, so named." 

At what date John Gerrish and his son Joseph entered into partnership 
we do not know, but soon after the death of the father the business must 
have been closed. 

The title " Captain," which John Gerrish commonly bore, designated 
his rank in the militia; in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, 
to which he was admitted in 1700, he was made third sergeant in 1702/3, 
ensign in 1712/13, and lieutenant in 1714/15.* 

Children by first wife : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. 19 Oct. 1693; m. 14 Jan. 1713 Daniel Henchman, 
b. in Boston 21 Jan. 1689, d. 25 Feb. 1761, merchant (bookseller) 
of Boston, lieut.-col. of the militia, capt. of the Artillery Com- 
pany, and deacon for many years of the South Church. Daniel 
Henchman, " the most eminent and enterprising bookseller that 
had appeared in Boston, or indeed in all British America, before 
the year 1775," was son of Hezekiah and grandson of Capt. Daniel 
Henchman. In 1728 he established at Milton the first paper-mill 
in Massachusetts, and in 1749 he caused the tirst edition in 
America of the English Bible to be printed, but u with a false 
title page, to evade the right of the King's printer." Child : 1. 
Lydiafh. 4 Oct. 1714; m. 5 Nov. 1731 Thomas Hancock, b. 13 
July 1703, son of Rev. John and Elizabeth (Clark), who became 
one of the wealthiest merchants in Boston ; no issue. (Register, 
vol. 6, p. 374 ; History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company, vol. 1, pp. 381, 382.) 

ii. John, b. 22 Jan. 1695; admitted to the Ancient and Honorable Ar- 
tillery Company in 1718; bur. 20 Dec. 1719 in King's Chapel 
Burying-Ground, where his epitaph reads : " Here lyes y e body of 
John Gerrish son to John & Lydia Gerrish aged 24 vears dec d 
Dec r y e 20 th 1719." 

iii. William, b. 28 Dec. 1G97; d. 20 Jan. 1698. 

Children by second wife : 

iv. Anna, b. 14 Aug. 1700; m. (1) 19 Mar. 1718/19 Samuel Appleton, 
4th, of Ipswich, Mass. ; m. (2) 17 Apr. 1734, as his second 
wife, Rev. Joshua Gee, who from Dec. 1723 until his death in 
1748 was pastor of the Second Church (on Hanover St.), Boston, 
in direct succession to Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D. Her portrait 
by Smibert is in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. Children by first husband : 1. Samuel, b b. 3 Apr. 1720 ; 
d. 5 Apr. 1720. 2. Mary, b. 9 Dec. 1722; d. 29 Dec. 1722. 3. 
Samuel, b. 15 Aug. 1726 ; m. 25 Oct. 1758 Mary Wentworth, daugh- 
ter of John and Sarah (Hall) of Portsmouth, N. H. Their eldest 
child Ann, b. at Portsmouth in 1760, m. at Portsmouth in 1777 
Capt. Thomas Storrow, previously of the British Army, from whom 
descend the Storrows of Massachusetts. (Appleton and Went- 
worth Genealogies.) 

v. Richard, b. 21 Nov. 1702; d. 23 June 1718; bur. in King's Chapel 
Burying-Ground, where his epitaph reads : " Richard Gerrish 
son to John & Sarah Gerrish aged 15 years & 7 mo Dec d June y e 
23 d 1718." 

vi. Sarah, b. 27 Aug. 1704 ; d. young. 

*In Mr. Oliver Ayer Roberts's valuable History of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Massachusetts many notices of the Gerrish members of the 
Company appear. 

110 Old Boston Families [April 

vii. Margaret, b. 30 Aug. 1705; m. 13 Jan. 1731 Giles Tidmarsh, who 
was junior warden of Christ Church, Boston, in 1752, and senior 
warden in 1753. Gyles Dulake Tidmarsh of Boston, uncle of 
Giles above, probably an Englishman, made his will 23 Nov. 1737. 
In displeasure at his nephew he leaves him " one shilling and no 
more," this, however, in his mind being too much. How early 
Giles and Margaret (Gerrish) Tidmarsh settled at Halifax, N. S~, 
we do not know, but in 1776 we mid Giles one of the magis- 
trates there. Children, born in Boston : 1. William,* b. 30 May 
1733 ; A.B. (Harvard College) 1749 ; reported to have been lost 
at sea. 2. Margaret, b. 1 Mar. 1734. 3. John, b. 28 Jan. 1736.* 

viii. William, b. 9 July 1707 ; d. young. 

2. ix. Joseph, b. 29 Sept. 1709. 

x. Sarah, b. 23 July 1713 ; d. 9 Feb. 1798 ; m. 3 June 1731 John Bar- 
rett, son of Samuel and grandson of William, b. 12 June 1708, d. 
9 Sept. 1786, merchant in Boston, and u one of the committee of 
six, appointed by the merchants of Boston, in 1768, to resist the 
imposition by Parliament upon the Colonies of the onerous duties 
on sundry articles of commerce." He was for many years a deacon 
of the New North Church. His portrait by Copley represents him 
as dressed in a suit of olive-colored cloth and seated beside a table, 
his right hand holding a pen and his left hand resting on his knee. 
Mrs. Barrett's portrait also was painted by Copley, and she is 
represented by the artist " as wearing a robe of olive brown bro- 
caded damask, with a dark green cloak ornamented with scarlet. 
The dress is cut square in the neck, over which is thrown a muslin 
kerchief; embroidered muslin sleeves, a muslin cap and a pearl 
necklace complete the costume." John and Sarah (Gerrish) Bar- 
rett had eleven children, whose names are given in Register, 
vol. 42, p. 263. Among these children were : Samuel, b b. 17 Jan. 
1738 ; graduated at Harvard in 1757 ; m. (1) Mary Clarke, dau. 
of Richard Clarke, the noted Boston tea merchant and agent of 
the East India Company, her sister Susannah Earnum becoming 
the wife of John Singleton Copley; m. (2) Elizabeth Salisbury. 
A miniature of Samuel Barrett was made by Copley. Sarah, only 
surviving child of Samuel and Mary (Clarke) Barrett, m. Hon. 
Samuel Cabot of Boston. Ann, b. 8 Mar. 1740; m. Henry Hill; 
a crayon portrait of her was made by Copley. John, Jr., youngest 
son, b. 9 Oct. 1750; d. 15 Nov. 1810; m. Elizabeth Brown, and 
had a son, Nathaniel Augustus, who m. Sally Dorr, and whose 
daughter, Mary Bertodi, became the wife of Jacob Wendell, Esq., 
of New York, and mother of Prof. Barrett Wendell. Elizabeth, 
fifth daughter, b. 27 Sept. 1745; d. 20 Mar. 1821; m. William 
Cunningham, merchant of Boston ; their daughter, Sarah Barrett, 
m. Ebenezer Odiorne, and had a daughter, Elizabeth Cunningham, 
who m. George Livermore, and became the mother of Col. William 
Roscoe Livermore, an officer of U. S. Engineers and writer on 
military subjects. A miniature of Mrs. Elizabeth (Barrett) Cun- 
ningham was made by Copley. (For the early generations of this 
Barrett family see Register, vol. 42, pp. 262-264. See also Liver- 
more Genealogy, and, for Cunningham, Register, vol. 55, pp. 423, 

xi. Nathaniel (twin), b. 11 Oct. 1714; d. young. 

xii. William (twin), b. 11 Oct. 1714; d. 18 June 1724, his epitaph in 
King's Chapel Burying-Ground reading: u Will m Gerrish son to 
Mr John and M r8 Sarah Gerrish Dec d June The 18 th 1724 in ye 10 th 
Year of His Age." 

3. xiii. Benjamin, b. 190ct. 1717. 

2. Hon. Joseph 4 Gerrish (John, 8 John, 2 William 1 ), born in Boston 29 
Sept. 1709, married first, at Newport, R. I., 10 Apr. 1740 (Trinity 

*A James Tidmarsh was a member of the dry-goods and groceries firm of Moody 
and Tidmarsh at Halifax in 1798, and a Robert Tidmarsh was buried in St. Paul's 
Churchyard there in 1837. 

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Church, Newport, records), Mary Brenton, eldest daughter and 
fourth child of Hon. Jahleel and his first wife Frances (Cranston), 
who was born 10 July 1721, and died, it is supposed, at Halifax, 
N. S., after 1754;* and secondly, at Halifax, 3 Sept. 1768, Mary 
Cradock, eldest daughter of Hon. George and Mary (Lyde) of 
Boston, who was born 18 May 1723. The Boston Gazette for Mon- 
day, 10 Oct. 1768, has the following notice : "Halifax, September 
8, Saturday last was married Hon. Joseph Gerrish, Esq. to Miss 
Mary Cradock, of Boston ; a lady possessed of every agreeable ac- 
complishment necessary to make the married state happy." (Re- 
printed in Register, vol. 8, p. 28.)f 

After Joseph Gerrish's death Mrs. Mary (Cradock) Gerrish was 
married, 6 Sept. 1779, as his second wife, to Rev. John Breynton, 
D.D., who was chaplain on an English warship at the first siege of 
Louisburg, and from 1753 until 1789 was rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Halifax, the mother Anglican church of Canada. In Sept. 1785 
Dr. Breynton and his second wife, previously Mrs. Joseph Gerrish, 
sailed for England, and although Dr. Breynton retained the rector- 
ship of St. Paul's for almost five years longer, he never came back 
to Halifax, and both he and his wife died in England. $ 

Mary (Cradock) Gerrish bore no children to either husband. 

At the time of his father's death Joseph 4 Gerrish was his partner 
in business. He was commissioned ensign, 14 Feb. 1744, in the 
Third Massachusetts Regiment, of which Hon. Jeremiah Moulton 
was colonel, and with this regiment he went to the siege of Louis- 
burg in 1745. In this same regiment was also Joseph Fairbanks, 
who like Mr. Gerrish, after the siege, instead of returning to New 
England, settled in Nova Scotia. In the winter of 1746-7 Joseph 
Gerrish was at Minas, King's Co., N. S., and in an engagement 
there with the French received a severe wound. For a short time 
after this he was perhaps in Boston, but in 1760 his name appears 
on the plan of an intended town at Horton, King's Co., he having 
drawn land there. Before 1759 he was appointed naval storekeeper 

*Hon. Jahleel Brenton of Newport, R. I., had twenty-two children, fifteen by his 
first wife, Frances Cranston, and seven by his second wife, the widow Mary (Near- 
grass) Scott. This second wife of Hon. Jahleel Brenton was the Mary Neargrass who 
with her sister Susanna was baptized in Trinity Parish, Newport, 26 Nov. 1721, Mary 
marrying (in Trinity) 10 Aug. 1732 George Scott, and Susanna marrying 3 July 1735 
Daniel Ayrault, Jr. They were probably daughters of Edward and Rebecca Near- 
grass or Newgrass, who, it is believed, were Huguenots and originally named Nieu- 
grass, Nieugros, or even Nieucroix. Rebecca, the mother, was born about 1G87, and 
married (1) Edward Neargrass, and (2) 17 April 1737 Daniel Ayrault, Sr., father of 
Daniel, Jr. (Rhode Island Vital Records, vol. 10, pp. 517, 462.) Jahleel Brenton, Jr., 
son of Hon. Jahleel and brother of Mrs. Mary (Brenton) Gerrish, became a rear- 
admiral in the Royal Navy, and had a son, Jahleel, 3d, born at Newport 22 Aug. 1770, 
who was knighted. Mrs. Gerrish's half-sister, Susannah, born 22 Apr. 1747, was mar- 
ried 4 Jan. 1767 to Dr. John Halliburton, who settled as a Tory refugee at Halifax, 
and had a son, Hon. Sir Brenton Halliburton, Kt., the eighth Chief Justice of Nova 
Scotia. Sir Brenton married at Halifax 19 Sept. 1709 Margaret Inglis, elder daughter 
of the Rt. Rev. Charles Inglis, the first Bishop of Nova Scotia, and his wife Margaret 
(Crooke). (See Eaton's History of King's County, N. S., and his monograph on the 
Inglis family.) 

t Important notes on the Cradock family may be found in Register, vols. 8, 9, 10, 
1/ , iy. 

X When Miss Sarah Cradock of Boston, Mrs. Breynton's sister, made her will, 10 
July 1798, Dr. Breynton and his wife were living in Edgeware Road, Marylebone, Lon 
don. In her will Miss Cradock leaves to " Rev. Dr. John Breynton, of Great Britain," 
a mourning-ring of the value of two guineas, and to her sister Mary, Dr. Breynton's 
wife, a moumiug-ring and half of all her wearing apparel. In Dec. 1799 Dr. Breynton 
was dead. 

112 Old Boston Families [April 

at Halifax, with a salary of a hundred pounds a year and a clerk 
at fifty pounds. On 16 Aug. 1759 he was made a member of His 
Majesty's Council, and 5 Apr. 17 GO was also appointed a judge of 
the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for Halifax.* 

He died at Halifax 3 June 1774, and was buried three days later 
in St. Paul's Churchyard. The inscription on his tombstone reads : 
" Beneath this stone lies interred the body of Joseph Gerrish, Esq., 
late Naval Storekeeper of his Majesty's Navy Yard at Halifax, 
N. S., and for many years member of his Majesty's Council for the 
said province, and judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He de- 
parted this life June 3, 1774, in the Q>ti th year of his age. His 
widow and children have erected this monument as a testimony of 
their affection and gratitude, and his [ The rest of the inscription is 
broken off'.']" 

An admirable portrait by Copley, which was in the possession of 
the late Maj. S. C. Barrett of- Chicago, is probably a portrait of 
Hon. Joseph 4 Gerrish. 

The will of Hon. Joseph Gerrish was proved at Halifax 8 June 
1774. All his real estate in Nova Scotia or elsewhere he leaves 
to his well-esteemed friends, Hon. Henry Newton and Messrs. 
John Burbidge and Philip Knaut, in trust for his heirs. His wife 
Mary is to have one-third of his estate in lieu of dower, during her 
life ; and the remainder is to go, one-third to his grandchildren, the 
children of his daughter Mary Gray and his son-in-law Joseph Gray, 
namely, Elizabeth Brenton, Joseph Gerrish, Mary, Amelia Ann, 
Benjamin Gerrish, Lydia Hancock, and such other children as they 
may have, for their use, support, maintenance, and education, and 
the remaining third to his daughter Susannah, wife of Ephraim 
Stannus, for her and her children's use and support. After his 
wife's decease her share of the estate is to go, one-half to the chil- 
dren of his daughter Mary, share and share alike, when the youngest 
has attained the age of twenty-one years, or after the decease of 
-their parents, and the other half to his daughter Susannah and her 
heirs. To his wife he leaves his negro man, Joe, and his gold 
watch. To William Nesbitt he leaves £50 for the latter's kind 
offices. The executors, who are the aforementioned trustees, also 
receive sums of money. 

Children by first wife : 

i. MARY, B b. 27 June 1741; bapt. in Trinity Parish, Boston, 19 July 
1741 ; m. at Halifax, N. S., 1759, Joseph Gray, son of Joseph and 

* " About 1764, M r Joseph Gerrish, of His Majesty's Dockyard, laid out an extensive 
garden in the north suburbs [of Halifax] and imported fruit trees at great expense. 
This was a private enclosure, extending from Lockman Street to the beach, south of 
the Dockyard; his dwelling house stood in the centre and faced the harbour. Part of 
the old wall a year or two since was to be seen in Lockman Street." (Akins's History 
of Halifax City, in Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, vol. 8, 1895, pp. 
218, 219.) Gerrish Street, in Halifax, begins at Water Street, at or about the site of the 
above-mentioned Gerrish property, whence the name of the street. A building on this 
street known as Gerrish Hall was built early in the nineteenth centm-y by Rev. Mr. 
Jackson, an evangelist, who held meetings there for sevei'al years. Subsequently the 
hall was purchased by the Free Church, Presbyterian, and was used as an academy and 
college for that body. After the union of the various Presbyterian bodies in Canada 
the hall was bought by St. John's Presbyterian Church and used as a Sunday-school 
house. Later it became the headquarters of the Presbyterian Divinity School, and so 
remained until " Pine Hill " was purchased by the Presbyterian Synod. 

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Rebecca (West)*, b. in Boston 19 July 1729, bapt. the next day, 
d. either at Halifax or at Windsor, N. S., 1803, lt aged 74." He is 
said by Sabine to have been a Loyalist, but this is incorrect; he 
went to Halifax some time before the Revolution, and seems to 
have been successively of the firms of Proctor and Gray, and Gerrish 
and Gray. Children (list probably complete) : 1. Mary,*b. H Jan. 
17G0; d. young. 2. Rebecca, b. Jan. 17G1; d. young. 3. Eliza- 
beth Brenton, b. 24 Dec. 1701 ; m. John Eraser. 4. Joseph Gerrish, 
b. 31 Jan. 1703; drowned 20 July 1785. 5. Mary Gerrish, b. 4 May 
17G5; in. Loftus Jones. G. Amelia Ann. 7. William Spry, bapt. 
13 Dec. 17G7. 8. Benjamin Gerrish, D.D., a well-known Anglican 
clergyman at Halifax, N. S., and St. John, N. B., 1). 22 Nov. 
17G8; m. Mary Thomas, dau. of Nathaniel Ray Thomas, a man- 
damus councillor of Massachusetts and a refugee in Nova Scotia. 
9. Lydia Hancock. 10. Ann Susanna, bapt. 4 July 177."); bur. 4 
Oct. 1775. 11. William, b. 1777. 12. -Sarah, bapt. 12 Jan. 1779; 
bur. 3 Apr. 1781. 13. Alexander, bapt. 18 Sept. 1780. 

ii. Thomas, b. 22 Aug. 1742; doubtless d. young. 

iii. Susannah, m. Ephraiw St annus; according to her father's will 
she had children, but their names are unknown. Her husband 
was no doubt the Ephraim Stannua who received his captaincy in 
the G4th British Regiment (serving in America) 12 Nov. 17G8. 
(Register, vol. 49, p. lG6).)t 

3. Hon. Benjamin 4 Gerrish (John, 8 John," William 1 ), born in Boston 
19 Oct. 1717 and baptized the next day (records of the Old South 
Church), married in Boston (intention 19 Apr. 1744) Rebecca 
Dudley, who was born 28 May 1726, daughter of lion. William 
and Rebecca (Davenport), granddaughter of Gov. Joseph, and 
great-granddaughter of Gov. Thomas Dudley. He was settled at 
Halifax, N. S., before July 17o2, for the census of that date gives 
him as a resident of the town. He became at Halifax a pros- 
perous merchant, the bend of the firm of Gerrish and Gray. He 
was appointed, 31 May 17 GO, captain of a company of Halifax 
Militia, was admitted to the Council, 27 June 1708, and a member 
of the Council he remained for the rest of his life. He was also a 
judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and from 17 GO 
commissioner for Indian Affairs. 

He owned property in different parts of Nova Scotia, acquiring 
it either by grant or by purchase. One of the most important 
of his acquisitions was a farm at Windsor, Hants Co., where he 
erected a house, known as Gerrish Hall. The street running directly 
from the front door of this house to the entrance to Judge Halibur- 
ton's grounds was known as Gray Street. As has been said, one of 
the four parallel streets of Windsor is named Gerrish Street. Mr. 
Gerrish's property was later owned by Hon. Judge Wilkins, and 
later still Dr. D. B. Fraser erected a large house on the site of the 
old one, calling it also Gerrish Hall. This house was burned in the 
Windsor fire of Oct. 17-18, 1897. 

Of the birth or death of any child of Benjamin and Rebecca 

* Joseph Gray and Rebecca West were married in Boston by Rev. John Webb 22 
Aug. 1728. Rebecca West, b. at Bradford, Mass., 20 June 1706, was fifth daughter and 
fifth child, of John and Mary (Webster) West. She was admitted to the church at 
Bradford 1 Aug. 1721, to the North Church in Boston, by dismission from the church 
at Bradford, 25 May 1729, and to the Old South Church, Boston, 22 Sept. 1734. She 
died before 1762. 

fStannus bought property in Windsor, N. S., settled there, and gave his name to a 
street in the town. Windsor's four parallel streets are named, respectively, King, 
Gerrish, Stannus, and Albert. 

114 Old Boston Families [April 

(Dudley) Gerrisli no record has been found, but in Boston Town 
Records, Miscellaneous Papers, it is stated that Benjamin Gerrish, 
his wife and daughter, and a servant, arrived 24 Oct. 1765 from Hali- 
fax. If Benjamin Gerrish had a daughter, she must have died young ; 
but we venture the supposition that the " daughter " referred to in 
this record was a niece or some other relative of Mrs. Gerrish, and 
not her daughter. 

From the Boston records we also learn that Mrs. Benjamin 
Gerrish arrived 3 May 1763 in the schooner Dove from Halifax, 
and that Mr. Benjamin Gerrish, gentleman, arrived 4 July 1766 
from London in the brigantine Lydia. During all his Halifax 
career Mr. Gerrish evidently kept in close touch with Boston, and 
when the Congregational churches of Nova Scotia were helped by 
the Boston churches, he and Mr. Malachy Salter, another Boston 
merchant settled in Halifax, were asked to distribute the money. 
Both these gentlemen were no doubt prominent members of the 
Congregational church called Mather's Church, founded in Halifax 
very soon after the city began. (Eaton's History of King's County, 
N. S., p. 275 ; Collections of the Nova Scotia Historical Society, vol. 
16, p. 166.) 

Hon. Benjamin Gerrish died at Southampton, England, 6 May 
1772, and was probably buried in England. His widow, with 
Giles Tidmarsh as her attorney, in 1773 settled her husband's 
estate. Mrs. Rebecca (Dudley) Gerrish was married secondly, 
at Halifax, 14 Oct. 1775, to John Burbidge, Esq., M.P.P., a 
native of Cowes, Isle of Wight, who with his first wife came 
to Halifax in 1749, and after living there a few years removed 
to Cornwallis, King's Co., N. S., where he was for many years 
a person of the highest importance. (Eaton's History of King's 
County, N. S., pp. 473-476.) He was one of the most liberal 
patrons of St. John's Church, Cornwallis, and in the old churchyard 
of that church he and presumably both his wives were buried. Mrs. 
Rebecca Burbidge died at Concord, N. H., while on a visit there, 
30 Jan. 1809. Mr. Burbidge died at Cornwallis 11 Mar. 1812.* 

A portrait of Mrs. Rebecca Gerrish was owned in 1892 by Mrs. 
H. H. Bradlee. Hon. Benjamin Gerrish's portrait was painted by 
Copley, and from his sister, Mrs. John Barrett, who owned it after 
her brother's death, it passed to her youngest son John. The por- 
trait is of life-size and of three-quarters length (30 inches long by 
25 inches wide). It represents the sitter in a brown coat, with 
laced cravat and ruffles, and wearing a powdered wig. The date of 
the painting of this portrait is not known. 

Mr. Gerrish's will was made in Boston, 1772, and proved in 
Boston 7 Aug. 1773. The witnesses were Samuel Quincy, Samuel 
Clap, and Increase Sumner, Jr. The chief part of his estate he 
devises to his wife Rebecca, his nephew Benjamin Gerrish Gray, 
however, to receive his farm in Falmouth, Hants Co., known as 
Dudley Park Farm, consisting of a thousand acres, a grant to him 
from the Nova Scotia Government, and sundry pieces of land lying 
near it, including sixty acres of marsh which he had dyked at his 

• One of Mrs. Rebecca Burbidge's sisters, Ann Dudley, was married to John Lovell, 
the Boston Tory schoolmaster, and although Ann herself died in Boston in 1775, her 
husband and children removed as Loyalists to Halifax. 

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own expense. Legacies of more or less value he leaves to his sister 
Margaret Tidmarsh and her husband Giles, his brother Joseph, his 
sister Sarah Barrett, and his grand-nephew Benjamin Gerrish Bar- 
rett, son of his nephew Nathaniel of Boston. lie requests his wife 
at her death to remember his poor relations. * 


Copied by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 

The following records of the Congregational Church at Willing- 
ton, Conn., were kept by Rev. Gideon Noble and later by Rev. 
Abishai Alden. They begin in 1759 and continue, with some inter- 
ruptions, until 1803. 

A Record of Baptisms 

July 29 th , 1759 The Rev d M r Welch baptized in Willington Anne, 

Daughter to John Scripture Sarah, Daughter to Timothy Perl 

Nathaniel, Son to Benj n Crocker Sarah & Mary, Daughters to 

Abiel Holt jun r Joshua & Eunice, Son & Daughter to Benj n 

Whitney Alice, Daughter to John Cummins Lucy, Daughter 

to Elias Lee Oliver, Son to Sam 11 Abbe Elijah & Caleb, Sons 

to Caleb Holt Isaac, Son to Isaac Johnson Joel, Son to John 


March, 1759 The Rev d M r Welch baptized in Willington Lois, Daugh- 
ter to Richard Ingersol Grace, Daughter to Peter Walker 

Sarah, Daughter to Samuel Abbe 

July 29 th , 1759 Anne, Daughter to Jonathan Abbe Jerom, Son to 

Clement Topliff. 

Oct., 1759 Dorcas, Sarah & Ruth, Daughters to W m Johnson jun r 

Molle, Daughter to W m Glazier jun r Berry, Son to Francis Fen- 
ton, jun r Benjamin, Son to Jonathan Sanger Tabitha, Daugh- 
ter to W m Richardson Benjamin, Son to John Pool jun r — 

A Record of those baptized by M r Noble, Pastor of y e Chh in Willing- 
ton, kept by himself. 

George, Son to John & Deborah Merrick, was baptized Jan. 20 th , 17G0 
Lydia, Daughter to Josiah & Lydia Whitney, baptized Feb. 3 rd 1760 
Hannah, Daughter to Joseph & Anne Crocker, bap. Feb. 17, 1760 
Abigal, Daughter to Dan 11 & Lois Fuller baptized Feb. 24 th 1760 
Elizabeth, Daughter to Benj n & Phebe Nye bap d Feb. 24 tb , 1760 
Thomas, Son to Richard & Ziporah Ingersol, baptized April 20, 1760. 
Francis, Son to Benj n & Elizabeth Crocker, baptized April 20, 1760 
Lydia, Daughter to W m & Freelove Glazier, bap d April 20, 1760 
Abner, Son to Elisha & Esther Fuller, baptized April 20, 1760. 
Alexander, Son to James Cumins baptized June 1, 1760. 

Abigal, Daughter to W m Johnson 4 US & Eunice his wife bap d June 1, 1760 
Eleanor, Daughter to Jacob & Fuller, baptized July 6, 1760 

Joseph, Son of Sam 11 Fenton & his wife baptized July 20, 1760 

Timothy, Son to Timothy Pearl & Dinah his wife, baptized July 20, 1760 

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Joseph, Son of John & Elizabeth Cumins, bap d Aug. 10, 1760 

Amos, Son of Isaack & Johnson bap. Oct. 19, 1760 

Mary, Daughter of Abiel & Mary Holt, bap. Dec. 13, 1760 

Abigal, Wife of Aaron Fargo, baptized April — 1761 

Sarah, Daughter to Aaron & Sarah Fergo, bap. April, 1761 

Stephen, Son to Eleazer & Hannah Crocker, bap. April, 1761 

Tabitha, Daughter to William & Tabitha Richardson, baptiz d May 30, 1761. 

Miriam, Daughter to Benj n Whitney was baptized, June 7, 1761 

William, Son of Joseph Mason bap. June 14, 1761 

Peter, Son of Peter Walker, baptized June 21, 1761 

William, Son of Sam 11 Monro baptized July — 1761 

Rachel, Daughter of Dan 11 Rider bap. July 26, 1761 

Miriam, Daughter to Benjamin Whitney was baptized June 1761 

Mahitabel, Daughter of Josiah Whitney, jun r , bap. July, 1761 

David, Son of David & Sarah Stoel jun r , baptized Aug. 9, 1761 

John, Son of David & Sarah Stoel jun r bap. Aug. 9, 1761 

Ebenezer, Son of Isaac & Phebe Stoel bap. Aug. 2, 1761 

Asa, Son of Sam 11 & Anne Stoel baptized Aug. 2, 1761 

James, son of Will™ Johnson bap. Aug. 1761 

John, Son of John Hinckley, bap. Sep. 13, 1761 

Sarah, Daughter to John Hinckley, bap. Sep. 13, 1761 

Sarah, Daughter of Gideon & Christian Noble Sep. 1761 

Reuben, Son of Josiah Frost Oct. 18, 1761 

Thomas, Son of Eleazor & Abigail Cushman Oct. 1761 

Nathan, son of Nathan & Abigail Holt Nov r 22, 1761 

Sarah, Daughter of Benf & Elizabeth Crocker, Dec r 6 th , 1761 

Lois, Daughter of Daniel Fuller baptized Jan. 1762 

Solomon, Son of Solomon Fuller, baptized May, 1762 

Mahetabel, Daughter of Richard & Ziporah Ingersol baptiz d May, 1762 

EBenezer, Son of Benj n & Phebe Nye, baptized July 4, 1762 

Abiel, Son of Abiel & Mary Holt jun r baptized July 18, 1762 

Rums, Son of W m Tyler jr. baptized July 18, 1762 

Ruth, Daughter of Jacob Fuller baptized July 18, 1762 

Samuel, Son of Samuel Stoel baptized Aug. 7, 1762 

Zurviah, Daughter of Justus Hatch, bap. Oct. 3, 1762 

Pamela, Daughter of Samuel Fenton ju r Aug. 1762 

Mary, Wife of Levi Glazier, Baptized Dec r ( 1762 

Luke, Son of Sherebiah Ballard jun r , baptized Dec r 1762 

Susanna, Daughter of Solomon Orcut Dec r 1762 

Hannah, Daughter of Darius Preston Oct 1 " 1762 

Abiel, Son of Abiel Holt jun r Dec r 1762 

of Jonathan Abbe 1762 

Thomas, Son of Joseph Merick & Mary his wife Jan. 11, 1763 

Sarah, Daughter of David & Sarah Stoel April 24, 1763 

Phebe, Daughter of Isaac & Phebe Stoel April 24, 1763 

Irania, Daughter of Simeon Orcut July 24, 1763 

Sarah, Daughter of Peter Walker July 31, 1763 

Joshua, Son of Caleb Holt & Mary his wife June 1763 

of Daniel Rider July 1763 

Gideon, Son Rev d Gideon Noble & his wife Christian, Aug. 21, 1763. 

Josiah, Son of Benjamin Whitny then living at Pelham was 

baptized at Willington Oct r 16, 1763 

Eunice, Daugh r of Benjamin & Eliza: Crocker Feb. 26, 1764 

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Tho 8 , Son of Solomon Fuller ' March 1764 
Anne, Daughter of Dan 11 Fuller & Lois his wife bap. April 1, 1764 

Lois, Daughter of Joseph Crocker & Anne his wife — Ap'l 8, 1764 

Sarah, Daughter of Darius Presson & hannah — April 8, 1764 

Eleazer, Son of Nathan Root & Hannah his wife — Ap 8, 1764 

Esther, Daughter of W ra Tyler & Phebe his wife— May 27, 1764 

Daughter to Sam 11 Munro & Abigail his wife \ I 17^4. 

another child of Sam 11 Munro bap J 

Mahetabel, Daughter to W m Johnson & Eunice his wife, July 1, 1764 

Lucina, Daughter of Sam 11 Felton j r Aug. 26, 1764 

Experience, Daughter of Nathan Jenings & Esther his wife Sep r 2, 1764 

Joseph, Son of Richard & Ziporah Ingersol baptized Oct r 1, 1764 

Daughter of Jacob Fuller Oct r 1764 
Tho 8 Son of John Farewell, of Mansfield, Deceased & Dorothy 

his wife Oct r 14, 1764 

Asa, Son of John Farewell, decesd & Dorothy Oct r 14, 1764 


James, Son of Caleb Holt & Mary his wife bap d Feb. 24, 1765 

Tymothy, Son of Benj n Nye & Phebe his wife Bap d April 7, 1765 

Joseph, Son of Joseph Merrick & Anne his wife bap. Apr. 14, 1765 
Ira, Son of Isaac Stoel & Phebe his wife 

Solomon, Son of Rev d Gideon Noble & Christian bap. July 1765 

Hooker, Son of Dea. Sherebiah Ballard & Keziah bap. July, 1765 

Daughter of David Stoel July 1765 

William, Son of Nathan Jenings & Esther his wife Oct. 6, 1765 

Molly, Daughter of Peter Whitney & Mercy his wife Oct. 6, 1765 

of Daniel Rider 1765 

Anna, Daughter of Levi Glazier & Mary his wife Nov. 3, 1765 

Mary, Daughter of Solomon Fuller & Mary his wife, Nov. 10, 1765 

Phebe, Daugh. of Timothy Perl & Dineh his wife — Dec. 1, 1765 

Esther, Daugh. of John Scripture & Esther his wife Dec. 1, 1765 

Dolle, Daugfr of Sam 11 Abbe & Lucy his wife Dec. 1, 1765 

Moses, Son of John Merick & Deborah his wife Feb. 1, 1766 


Jonathan, Son of Peter Whitney & Mercy his wife bap. March 1766 

Olive, Daugh r of Benj n Crocker & Eliz. his wife, Bap. April 6, 1766 

Mary, Daugh r of Dan 11 Fuller & Lois his wife, Bap. April 6, 1766 
Sarah, Daughter of Josiah Nuton [?] & Lydia his wife bab. Apr. 21, 1766 
Huldah, Daughter of Peter walker & Hannah his wife, bap. May, 1766. 
William, Son of Isaac Johnson & Elizabeth his wife, baptized May 25, 1766 

Cloe, Daughter of Eleazer Cushman & Abigail, his wife, June 29, 1766 

Hannah, Wife of Tho 3 Chafy, baptized July 20, 1766 

Benjamin, Son of Tho 8 Chafy & Hannah his wife, July 20, 1766 

Deliverence, Daugh r of Tho 8 Chafy & Han. his Wife, July 20, 1766 

Joshua, Son of Tho 8 Chafy & Han. his Wife July 20, 1766 

James, Son of Stephen Chandler & Aug 17, 1766 

Joel, Son of Stephen Chandler & Aug. 17, 1766 

Jean, Wife of Benjamin Farley, bap. Aug. 24, 1766 

Jedediah, son of Azariah & Elisabeth Sanger, bap. Aug. 1766 

Cynthia, Daugh r of Azariah Sanger & Elisabeth his wife, Aug. 1766 

Elisabeth, Daugh r of Azariah Sanger & Elisabeth his wife, Aug. 1766 

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Daniel, Son of Azariah Sanger & Elisabeth his wife, Aug. 1766 

Hanna, Daugh r of Richard Ingersol & Zipora, his wife, Sep. 21, 1766 

Eunice, Daugli r of W m Chaffy & Anne his wife, Sep. 21, 1766 

Jonathan, Son of W m Chafy & Anne his wife, Sep. 21, 1766 

Sarah, Daugh r of W m Presson of Ashford, Oct. 20, 1766 

Abigail, Daughter of Stephen Merrick & Anne, his wife, Nov. 3, 1766 

Allice, Daugh r of Tim. Pool & Deborah his wife, Nov. 10, 1766 

Tho s , Son of Francis Fen ton & Anna, his wife, Nov. 1766 

Darius, Son of Darius Preston & Hannah his wife, Feb. 1767 

Theode, Daughter of Solomon Orcut & his wife March 21, 1767 

Calvin, Son of Daniel Preston & his Wife April 5, 1767 

Hette, Daughter of Jacob Fuller & Lydda his wife June 9, 1767 

Anne, Daughter of Sam 11 Stoell & his wife, April 12, 1767 
Experience, Daughter of Abel Parker & Keziah, his Wife, 

baptised May, 1767 

Jane, Daughter of Benj 11 Farley & Jane his wife May 24, 1767 

Dorithy, Daughter of Lemuel Orcut & Freelove his wife, May 24, 1767 

Frederick, Son of Josiah Chaffy of Ashford bap. June 28, 1767 

Anne, Daughter of Tim. Pool & Deborah his wife, bap. June 28, 1767 

Sarah, Daugh r of Benf Nye & Phebe his Wife, bap. July 5, 1767 

Caleb, Son of Joseph Merrick & Anne, his wife, bap. July 5, 1767 

Tryphena, Daugh r of W m Chafy & Anne his wife, bap. July 12, 1767 

Mary, Daughter of Stephens Chandler & July 12, 1767 

Isaack, Son of Isaack Holt & Sarah his wife bap. July 19, 1767 

Moses, Son of Isaack Holt & Sarah July 19, 1767 

Abigail, Daugh r of Nathan Holt & Bathsheba his wife, Sep. 6, 1767 

Tho s Son of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife Sep. 6, 1767 
Christian, Daugh r of Rev d Gideon Noble & Christian his 

wife bap. Oct. 1767 

Asel, Son of Moses Holms & Keziah his wife Dec. 1767 

Daughter of Nathan Genings & Ester his wife Jan. 1768 

Josiah, Son of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife March, 1768 

Allice, Daug r of Dan 11 Fuller & Lois his wife April 10, 1768 

Zerviah, Daug r of Joseph Barker & Susanna, his wife, Nov. 1767 

Tho s Son of Tho s Chafy & Hannah his wife May 7, 1768 

Andrew, Son of Abiel Holt & Eunice May 7, 1768 

Hannah, Daugh r of Benj. Crock 1 ' & Elizabeth Mav 15, 1768 

Timothy, Son of Levi Glazier & Mary May 15, 1768 

Rozel, Son of Elezer Scripture & Ellis May 15, 1768 

Darius, Son of Solomon Fuller & June 12, 1768 
Easther, Daughter of Ebenezer Heath j r & baptized July 6, 1768 

Abner, Son of Sam 11 Comins & Mary his wife bap. July, 1768 

Keziah, Daughter of Sam 11 Cumins & Sarah his wife July 1768 

Priscilla, Daughter of Sam 11 Cumins & Sarah July, 1768 

Mary, Daugh r of Sam 11 Cumins & Sarah July, 1768 

Dorcas, Daughter of Joseph Rider & Mary, his wife, Sep r 1768 

Hiram, Son of Joseph Rider & Mary his wife Sep 1 ' 1768 

Rebecca, Daughter of Sam 11 Stoel & Anne Sep r 1768 


George, Son of David Hatch & Ann his wife bap. Jan. 1, 1769 

Solomon, Son of David Hatch & Ann his wife Jan. 1, 1769 

Lucy, Daugh 1 ' of David Hatch & Anne his wife April 1, 1769 

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Cloe, Daughter of Stephen Merrick & his wife Eunice, April 1, 1769 

Joshua, Son of Darius Preston & Hannah his wife, May, 1769 

Sarah, Daug r of Isaac Holt & Sarah his wife, bap. May, 1769 

Arithua, Daug. of Abel Parker & Keziah his wife May, 1769 

Deborah, Daugh r of Tim y Pool & Deborah his wife June 1, 1769 

Jehiel, Son of Nathan Root & Hannah, his wife June 1, 1769 

Lyclia, Daughter of Sam 11 Fenton & Lydia his wife bap. July 6, 1769 

Joanna, Daughter of Rev d Gideon Noble & Christian his wife, Nov. 1769 

Esel, Son of John Scripture & Esther his wife Nov r 1769 

Son of Ebenezer Heath j r Nov r 1769 

Hannah, Daughter of Josiah Merrick & Anne his wife Sep. 1769 

Katharine, Daugh of Lemuel Orcut & freelove his wife, Oct. 1769 
Esther, Daugh. of Sam 11 Abbe & Lucy, his wife Jan 1769 [szc] 

Hanna, Daugh. of Azariah Sanger & Eliza, his wife, Jan. 1769 [szc] 

Olive, Daugh r of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife March, 1770 

Matilda, Daugh r of Joseph Rider & Mary his wife, March, 1770 

John, Son of Levi Glazier & Mary his wife May 20, 1770 

Esther, Daughtr of Nathan Jinnens & Easter May 27, 1770 

Sarah, Daugh r of Dan 11 Fuller & Lois his wife May 27, 1770 

David, Son of David Hedges & Hannah his wife July 8, 1770 

Daniel, Son of David Hedges & Hannah his wife July 8, 1770 

Hannah, Daugh. of David Hedges & Hannah his wife, July 8, 1770 

Mary, Daugh. of Tim Pool & Deborah his wife, Aug. 1770 

Justus, Son of Squire Oct. 1770 

Samuel, Son of Bourden & Temperance his wife, Nov r 18, 1770 
Elisabeth, Daughter of Bourden & Temperance his wife, 

Nov r 18 1770 
Phebe, Daugh t r of Daniel Pool & Temperance his wife, 18 Nov r 1770 
Oliver, Son of Daniel Pool & Temperance his wife 18 Nov r 1770 
Abel, Son of Dea. Holt & Eunice his wife Jan. 1771 
Samuel, Son of James Matthews Jan. 20, 1771 
John, Son of Benj n Farley & Jean his wife Jan. 20, 1771 
Lemuel, Son of Lemuel Orcut & Freelove his wife April 7, 1771 
Jonathan, Son of Tho s Chafy & Hannah April 14, 1771 
Marah, Daugh r of Benj n Nye & Mary his wife May, 1771 
Zurviah, wife of Obadiah Abbe j r baptis d May, 1771 
John, Hannah, Zibiah, Onner, Roger, Mima, Zurviah, Chil- 
dren of Obadiah Abbe & Zurviah his wife baptis d May 13, 1771 
Jesse, Son of Jesse Eldridge & Mary, his wife, June 2, 1771 
Dinah, Daughter of Eliezer Scripture & Allice his wife, May 20, 1771 
Solomon, Son of Solomon Orcut June 23, 1771 
Tho s Son of Amos Richardson & Sarah his wife, June 30, 1771 
Hannah, Daugh r of Isaac Holt & Sarah his wife, June 30, 1771 
William, Son of Stephens Chandler July, 1771 
Abiel, Son of Sam 11 Abbe & Lucy his wife Aug. 1771 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Rider & Mary his wife Oct. 1771 
Charlotte, Daugh. of Rev d Gideon Noble & Christian, Sep. 1771 
Jerusha, Daugh r of David Hatch & Anne his wife Nov r 1771 
James, Cynthia, Dorcas, Nabbe, Molle, Children of James 

Richardson & Dorcas his wife baptised March, 1772 

Zoath, Son of Zoath Eldredg & Eliz. his wife Apr. 1772 

Amasa, Son of Sam 11 Dunton & Lois his wife Apr. 1772 

Constant, Son of Joseph Merrick & Anne his wife Ap 1 1772 


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Esther, Daughter of David Hedges & Hannah his wife, 
Thursa, Daugh r of Sam 11 Fenton & Lyddy his wife, 
Roscina, Daugh T of Levy Glazier & 
Hyrain, Son of Elezer Scrip. & Ailice his wife, 
Daniel, Son of Daniel Pool & Tempe his wife, 
Calvin, Son of John Scripture & Esther his wife, 
Susanna, Daughter of Joseph Barker & Suse his wife, 
John, Son of Richard Ingersol & Ziporah his wife, 
David, Son of Silas Glazier & Suse his wife, 
Rowland, Son of Josiah Root & Miriam his wife, 
Rebecca, Daughter of Peter Whitney & Mercy his wife, 
Elijah, John, Lois, Roger, Ashbel, Sons & Daughters of 

Elijah Fenton & Lois his wife 
Lois, Daughter of Tim Pool & Deborah his wife, 
Phebe, Daugh 1 of Benj n Nye & Mary his wife, 
Experience Williams, Daugh r of Nathan Jinings & Eunice 

Daughter of Tho 8 Chafy 
Sarah, Daughter of James Matthews 
Eunice, Daughter of Abiel Holt 
Rhoda, Daughter of Joseph Rider 
Mary, Daughter of Isaac Holt 
Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Farley 
Hannah Tyler Baptized 
Timothy, Son of Zoath Eldridge 

Daughter of Lemuel Orcut 
Matthew, Son of Rev d Gideon Noble 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Tuttle 
Mary, Daug r of Nathan Tuttle 
Tho 8 , Son of Tho 8 Rice, 
Alva, Son of Nathan Tuttle & Mary, his wife 
Leonard, Son of Sam 11 Dunton, 
Eunice, Daugh r of Solomon Orcut 
Anne, Daugh r of David Hatch 
Joseph, Son of Benjamin Nye 
Timothy, Son of Timothy Pool 
John, Son of Nathan Holt, baptised 
Elisabeth, Daughter of Stephens Chandler 
Desire, Daughter of Nathan Root, 
Keziah, Daughter of Abel Parker 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Lieut. Joseph Merrick, 
Calvin, Son of Daniel Pool 
Eleanor, Mahetabel, Roxe, Cloe, & Bethiah, Daughters of 

Caleb Orcut 
Elijah, Son of Isaac Sawin 
Hanna, Daugh 1 " of Capt. Ebenezer Heath 
Anne, Daughter of Peter Whitney 
Mahetabel, Daugh. of Jonathan Tuttle 
Lavina, Daughter of Eleazer Scripture 
Zerah, son of Joseph Rider, 
Adonijah, Son of Levi Glazier 
Miriam, Daughter of Josiah Root, 
David, Son of Nathan Tuttle 
Enoch, Son of John Eldredge, ] T 

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Erastus, Son of Zoath Eldredge June, 1775 

Joseph, James, Solomon & Esther children of James Holt July, 1775 

Daughter of Benjamin Farly July? 1775 

Oliver, Son of Isaac Holt * July, 1775 

Phebe, Daugh r of Ebenezer Goodale Sep r 1775 

Mark, Son of Rev d M r Noble Sep r 1775 

Anna, Daugh r of Timothy Pool Sep r 1775 

A Record of those Recommended by other Chh. as may appear by Letters 
on File. 

Eleazar Crocker & Judith his Wife Recomended Sep. 18 th 1759. 

Benjamin Crocker & Elizabeth his Wife Recomended Sep. 18, 1759 

Ezekiel Holt & Wife Recomended July 29 1759 

Sam 11 Stiles & Huldah his Wife Recomended - Aug. 30, 1759 

Edy Hatch's Letter of Recomendation from ye Chh of 

Tolland was read & accepted July 6, 1760 

Jonathan Case's Letter of Recomendation from ye Chh of 

Tolland read & accepted; July 6, 1760 

Abigail, Wife of Sam 11 Monroe was recomended by Letter 

from ye Chh of C in Canterbury, read & accepted July 6 th , 1760 

Moses Holms & Keziah his Wife were recommended by 

Letter from the Chh of Ashford, read & accepted, Sep r 1760 

Justus Hatch & Wife recommended by Letter from ye 

Chh of C* in Tolland — Dated May 28, 1761 

Sherebiah Ballard & Kezia his Wife recommended by the 

Church of Lancaster March 26, 1764 

Eunice Wife of Abial Holt j r , recomended by the 2 d Chh 

of C fc in Bolton July, 1767 

Nathan Root & Hannah his Wife recommended by the 

Ch at Walpole Dec r 1766 

M ra Dorcas Taylor recommended by Chh of C* in Yar- 
mouth — accepted April, 1770 
M rs Lydia Holt, wife of Nathan Holt, recommended by y e 

2 d Chh of C* in Coventry Aug 1770 

Mahitabel, Wife of Jonathan Case recomended by 3 d Chh 

in Pomfret, David Ripley, Pastor, read & accepted Ap. 1771 

Ebenezer Goodell & Phebe his Wife March 16, 1774 

Charity, Wife of Micajah Dorman March, 1774 

Nath 11 Patten recommended by Ch. of Tyringham, July? 1774 

Eunice, Wife of Dock [?] Grant from P fc Ch. Mansfield, May, 1784 

Varny fellows from y e Chh of Mansfield 
Sarah Fellows from y e Ch. of Tolland 

At a Church meeting held in Willington, June 2 nd , 1791, the Chh. made 
choice of M r Asa Church to serve as Deacon and he Refused to serve, 
the Church then made Choice of M r Thomas Taylor to serve as Deacon. 
Accepted At the same meeting Voted to Choose a Standing Committee 
of Inspection and Chose mess rB Benjamin Nye, Joseph Rider, Darias 
Preston, Oliver Pearl & Nathan Root Committee for s d Purpose — 

Test. Sam 11 Dunton, Moderator. 

1792. Mary [illegible] admitted 

Oct. 21, 1792, Deborah Davis was admitted into the Ch. 

Oct. 29, 1792. Jediah Amidown and his wife were admitted into the chh. 


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Feb. 3, 1793. Timo. Pearl was admitted into the chh. 

Feb.. 4, 1793. Mrs. Elizabeth Utley was admitted and baptized. 

Record of Baptisms 

John, Son of Samuel Ruggles, baptised 

Enoch, Son of Asher Flint 

Benjamin, Son of James Matthews 

Susanna, Daughter of John Scripture, 

Nathan, Mercy, Roswell, Hyram and Ketura Sons & 

Daughters of W m Tyler 
James, Son of Gideon Comins 
Miriam, Daughter of Gideon Comins, 
John, Son of James Holt, 
Oliver, Son of Oliver Pearl 
Daniel, Son of Silas Glazier, 
James Matthews 
Elijah, Son of Benj n Nye 
Sarah, Reliance, Levina, John, Mary, Heman, Mercy & 

Phillip, Sons & Daughters of Heman How 
Clorendon [Clorinda?], Daughter of Isaac Root 
Sarah, Daughter of Israel Ballard 
Israel, Son of Israel Ballard, 
Timothy, Son of Zoath Eldridge 
Jerusha, Daughter of Barnard Case 
Persis, Daughter of Elias Bowker 
Sarah, Daughter of Tim Pool 
Matthew, Son of Abel Huntington, 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Abel Huntington, 
Nathan, Son of Nathan Jennings, bap d 
Sarah, Daughter of David Hatch b d 
Jonathan, Son of Abel Parker, 
Hannah, Daughter of Tho s Chafy 
Lucy, Ellice & Sam 11 Children of Isaac Stiles 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Crocker, deceas d 
Elisabeth, Daughter of Isaac Holt 
Samuel, Son of Elezer Leeson, 
Sarah, Daughter of Elezer Leeson 
Alpheus, Son of Elezer Scripture 
Elisha, Son of Jonathan Tuttle 

Luther, Calvin, Elijah & Lydda Children of Isaac Johnson 
Josiah, Son of Sam 11 Dunton 
Nathan, Son of Nathan Tuttle 
Daniel, Son of Tho s Rice 
Molle, Daughter of Levi Glazier, deceased 
Edward, Son of Sam 11 Ruggles 
Rachel, Daughter of Joseph Rider 
Eunice, Daughter of Darius Presson 
Lucy, Daugh r of James Holt 
Mary, Daugh r of Elezer Gleson 
Stephen Rice, 

Ephraim, Elias & Roswell, Sons of Ruben Jinings 
Mary, Daugh r of Stephen Rice 

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Ira, Son of Nath 11 Fenton 
Lyros, Son of Eleazer" Scripture 

son of Benj n Craft 

Daugh r of Isaac Stiles 
Mercy, Daugh r of Oliver Pearl 
Silas, Son of Benj n Nye 
Esther, Daughter of Elezer Leeson 
Anna, Daughter of Ezra Sibley 
Alfred, David, Mary & Orrigin, Sons & Daughters of M r 

Rial, Son of Joseph Newcomb 
Isaac Son of Lieu* James Niles [Stiles ?] 
Clarissa, Child of Zurviah Jacobs 
Mary, Daughter of Abel Huntington 
Asa, Son of Thomas Taylor 
Oren [Orem ?] Son of Sam 11 Stoel 
Orania, Daugh r of Eleazer Crocker 
Ichabud, Son of Jonathan Tuttle, Deces d 
Anna, Daughter of Thomas Rice 
Elisha, Son of Doct. Minor Grant 
Lois & Phebe, Daugh rs of Ezra Sibley 
Arenia & Bathsheba or Bashua, Daughters of Ezra Homes 
Seldon, Son of Ens 11 Joseph Rider 
Ruel, Son of Asa Church 
Jabez, Son of Joseph Newcomb 
[womjlane, Daugh r of Joseph Newcomb 
Levina, Daugh r of Ezra Holmes 
Julia, Daughter of Gideon Noble 
Samuel, Son of Dea. Sam 11 Dunton 
Eunice, Daugh r of Samuel Stoel 
Seth, Son of Isaac Stiles 
Lois, Daugh r of Eleazar Scriptor 
Oliver, Son of Oliver Pearl, 
Lucretia, Daughter of Tho s Taylor 
Denison, Son of Doct. Minor Grant 
Jared born by Elenor Orcut 
Elijah, Son of Sam 11 Stoel 
Ezra, Son of Ezra Sibley 
Elisha, Son of Nath 11 Fenton 
Porter, Abigail, Mercy & Guy, Sons and Daughters of John 

Ellice, Daugt r of Elezer Scripture 

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Jason 5 Hotchkiss (John, 4 John* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 12 May 
1719, lived at Cheshire, and died 19 May 1776. He married first, 
27 Dec. 1744, Abigail Atwater, daughter of Moses and Sarah 

124 The Hotchkiss Family [April 

(Merriman), who was born 13 Sept. 1725 and died 23 Feb. 1773 ; 
and secondly, 17 Feb. 1774, Mrs. Than^v^ Tuttle. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Abigail, 6 b. 12 July 1746 ; d. young. 

ii. Sarah, b. 1 May 1750; m. 10 July 1771 William Law. 

iii. David, b. 28 Mar. 1752 ; m. 26 Dec. 1771 Abigail Mkrriam. 

iv. Jonathan, b. 7 May 1754. 

v. Abigail, b. 19 Sept. 1756 ; m. Bennett. 

vi. Jason, b. 13 May 1759. 

vii. Merriman, b. abt. 1762; d. 16 June 1812; m. (1) 30 Dec. 1785 
Esther Hull, d. 19 Feb. 1789 ; m. (2) Keturah Hough, daughter 
of John, d. 2 Mar. 1795 ; m. (3) 27 May 1796 Betsey Durante, 
b. abt. 1773, d. 9 Apr. 1848. 

viii. Lydia, b. 22 July 1764. 

ix. Kufus, b. 29 Mar. 1769; m. 27 Dec. 1792 Lowly Doolittle. 

x. Anna, b. 23 Feb. 1773. 

52. John 5 Hotchkiss (John* John* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 16 Sept. 

1735, lived at Cheshire, and married, 14 Feb. 1756, Phebe 
Children : 

i. , 6 b. 4 Jan. 1758. 

ii. , b. 31 Mar. 1760. 

iii. , b. 9 Apr. 176-. 

iv. Miriam Wood, b. 1 Mar. 1767. 

v. Cornelius, b. 29 Oct. 1769. 

vi. Socrates, b. 11 May 1774. 

53. Elijah 5 Hotchkiss (John,* John, 5 John 2 Samuel 1 ), born 6 Mar. 

1738, lived at Cheshire, and died 11 June 1797. He married, 
8 June 1758, Elizabeth Kellogg, who was born 31 May 1738. 
Children : 

i. Dorothy, 6 b. 22 May 1759 ; m. Lyman Atwater. 

ii. Ada, m. Munson Durand. 

iii. Samuel, b. 22 May 1765 ; m. and had issue. 

54. Amos 5 Hotchkiss (Amos,* John, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 27 Mar. 

1738, lived at Cheshire, and died 24 July 1784. He married, 
6 Apr. 1758, Mrs. Elizabeth (Beadles or Beadel) Merriam, 
daughter of Capt. Nathaniel. 
Children : 

i. Bobert, 6 b. 11 June 1760. 

ii. Samuel Sharp Beadles, b. 24 Mar. 1762. 

iii. Miriam, b. 10 Jan. 1764; m. 12 Feb. 1784 Samuel Hotchkiss (see 

Addenda) . 
iv. Louisa, b. 10 Jan. 1766 ; m. 16 June 1784 Cornelius B. Cook. 
v. Amos, b. 13 Apr. 1768. 
vi. Marlow, b. 22 Feb. 1770. 
vii. George, b. 4 June 1772. 

55. Benjamin 5 Hotchkiss (James,* John, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 3 Mar. 

1730, lived at Cheshire and Mt. Carmel, and married, 12 Dec. 
1751, Martha Brooks. 
Children : 

i. Martha, 6 b. 27 Dec. 1752. 

ii. Simeon, b. 26 Nov. 1754. 

iii. Jerusha, b. 10 Mar. 1756. 

iv. Desire, b. 10 June 1758. 

v. Statira, b. 16 Nov. 1765. 

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vi. Benjamin, b. 17 Dec. 1767. 
vii. David Brooks, b. 7 Aug. 1769. 
Perhaps other children. 

56. Asa 5 Hotchkiss (James, 4 John, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 24 Nov. 

1731, lived at Cheshire, and died 1 July 1763. He married, 2 May 
1752, Mart Andrews. 
Children : 

i. Sarah, 6 b. 6 Mar. 1753. 

ii. Robert, b. 14 June 1755, " of Collumbier." 

iii. Giles. 

iv. Lowly. 

v. Jared, b. 12 Sept. 1761. 

vi. Chloe, b. 2 Mar. 1763. 

57. Joseph 6 Hotchkiss (Henry, 4 John 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 18 Dec. 

1738, lived at Cheshire, and died 28 Mar. 1783. He married first, 
9 Mar. 1761, Mary Hall, who died 14 Feb. 1776; and secondly, 
1 Jan. 1778, Mrs. Ruth Doolittle, who survived him and died 
before 1807. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Zurah, 6 d. 19 Oct. 1777. 

ii. Sarah, b. 27 Aug. 1764. 

iii. Miles, b. 27 Dec. 1766; d. 12 Oct. 1777. 

iv. Mary, b. 12 Mar. 1769 ; d. 4 Dec. 1777. 

v. Chloe, b. 30 July 1771 ; d. 31 Aug. 1837 ; m. Levi Bristol, as his 

second wife. 
vi. Martha, b. 1 July 1773; d. 24 Jan. 1805; m. 21 Nov. 1791 Levi 

Bristol, b. 16 Sept. 1767, d. 19 Dec. 1841. They removed to 

vii. Joseph, b. 13 Feb. 1776 ; m. 10 May 1797 Nabby Bunnell. 

58. Jonah 5 Hotchkiss (Henry* John? John? Samuel 1 ), born 28 Oct. 

1745, lived at Cheshire, and died 19 Sept. 1812. He married, 14 
Aug. 1764, Eunice Tyler, who died 12 Feb. 1835. 
Children : 

i. Azubah, 6 b. 2 June 1765; d. 17 Nov. 1803; m. 30 June 1785 Job 

Sperry, bapt. 14 Oct. 1762, d. 7 Feb. 1825. 
ii. Adonijah, b. 19 Jan. 1767; m. 28 May 1788 Sylvia Seymour. 
iii. Eunice, b. 21 Oct. 1768; d. 17 June 1771. 
iv. Jonah, b. 13 Apr. 1771; d. 7 Jan. 1850; m. 6 Oct. 1794 Chloe 

Bradley, d. 20 Oct. 1862. Children: 1. Hannah, 1 b. 28 Oct. 

1795. 2. Sarah, b. 15 Mar. 1798. 3. Hiram, b. 18 Feb. 1801. 4. 

Caroline, b. 10 Feb. 1806. 5. Azubah, b. 15 May 1811. 6. Hiram 

Alvestus, b. 14 Sept. 1815. 
v. Abner, b. 30 Apr. 1774 ; d. 10 May 1774. 
vi. Henry, b. 13 Sept. 1775 ; d. 1794. 
87. vii. Miles, b. 28 Aug. 1778. 

59. Hezekiah 5 Hotchkiss (Caleb, 4 Joshua, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 27 

Sept. 1729, lived at Hamden, and died 8 May 1761. He married 
first, 12 Dec. 1751, Sarah Bradley, who died 3 Sept. 1753 ; and 
secondly, 19 June 1754, Mary Wooding, daughter of John and 
Desire (Cooper), who was born 20 Nov. 1731, and married sec- 
ondly Enos Johnson. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Hezekiah, 6 b. 25 Dec. 1752 ; d. 1 Apr. 1827 ; m. 6 May 1781 Grace 
Wilcox of Clinton, d. 9 June 1829, aged 71. 

126 The Hotchhiss Family [April 

Children b\ °^cond wife : 

ii. Daniel, b. 1 Apr 1755 ; d. at North Haven 9 Nov. 1800 ; m. 20 Aug. 

1782 Achsah An onus, bapt. 1757. 
iii. Jared, b. 15 Mar. 1<:?; d. 20 Feb. 1758. 
iv. Jared, b. 6 Mar. 1761. ' 

60. John 5 Hotchkiss (Caleb,* Joshua, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 12 Nov. 

1731, died July 1779. He married, 28 Aug. 1755, Susannah 
Jones; daughter of Timothy and Jane (Harris), who was born 
1732 and died 1813. 
Children : 

i. Louisa, 6 b. 3 Mar. 1756 ; d. 1822; m. Daniel Bishop. 

ii. Gabriel, b. 15 Sept. 1757. 

iii. Susannah Augusta, b. 6 Aug. 1759. 

iv. Sophia Charlotte, b. 3 Mar. 1761. 

v. Frederick William, bapt. 31 Oct. 1762. 

vi. Susannah Caroline, bapt. 15 Apr. 1764. 

vii. Lewis George, bapt. 1 Dec. 1765. 

viii. George Lewis, bapt. 12 Apr. 1767 ; m. 6 Feb. 1785 Eunice Cook of 

ix. Susannah Jane, bapt. 28 May 1769. 
x. Timothy John, bapt. 2 June 1771. 
xi. Maria Jane, bapt. 13 June 1773. 

61. Joshua 5 Hotchkiss (Caleb, 4 Joshua 8 John* Samuel 1 ), born 12 Feb. 

1734, died 3 June 1795. He married Mart Punderson, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Mary (Miles), who was born 28 Jan. 1738 and 
died 4 Mar. 1821. They lived at Westville. 
Children : 

i. Silas, 6 bapt. 7 May 1758 ; d. 22 May 1848; m. 17 Dec. 1777 Esther 
Gilbert. James G. Hotchkiss was administrator of bis estate. 

88. ii. Eleazer, bapt. 7 May 1758. 

iii. Lucinda, bapt. 6 Jan. 1760 ; m. 19 Apr. 1780 James Thompson. 

89. iv. Elijah (twin), bapt. 4 Apr. 1762. 

v. Elisha (twin), bapt. 4 Apr. 1762; d. young. 

90. vi. Joseph Punderson, bapt. 27 May 1764. 

vii. Elisha, bapt. 26 Sept. 1767; d. 9 July 1839; lived at Bethany. 

viii. Caleb, bapt. 4 Mar. 1770; m. Hannah -, bur. 3 Oct. 1809, aged 

39 (Episcopal Church records) . 

91. ix. Miles, bapt. 28 June 1772. 

62. Lemuel 6 Hotchkiss ( Caleb* Joshua, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), married first, 

2 Jan. 1757, Mary Mallory of Stratford, who died 19 Apr. 
1762 ; and secondly, 6 Mar. 1765, Parthena Murray of New 
Milford. He lived at New Haven. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Thaddeus, 6 b. 24 Sept. 1757 ; d. 1787 ; m. . Children : 1. Par- 

thena. 7 2. Thaddeus. 
ii. Hephzibah, b. 14 Mar. 1760 ; m. (1) 1 Jan. 1777 David Moulthrop ; 

m. (2) 14 Nov. 1780 Phinehas Andrus. 
iii. Mary (twin), b. 3 Apr. 1762. 
iv. Aurelius (twin); b. 3 Apr. 1762; bapt. as Parmelia. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Lyman, b. 9 Jan. 1766. 

vi. Hannah, bapt. 2 Apr. 1775. 

vii. Lemuel, bapt. 21 Mar. 1779. 

63. Ezekiel 5 Hotchkiss (Joseph, 4 Joseph, 8 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Guilford 14 Mar. 1726, removed to New Haven, and died 1779. 
He married, 25 Jan. 1750, Hannah Alling. 

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Children : 

92. i. Enos, 6 b. 6 June 1751. 

ii. Mary, b. 14 May 1753; m. Israel Bradley. 

iii. Hannah,, b. 9 Jan. 1755 ; m. 1778 Glover Ball. 

iv. Rachel, b. 1 Jan. 1757 ; m. James Brannen. 

v. Rhoda, b. 10 Feb. 1759 ; m. (1) Samuel Chatterton, b. 13 Mar. 

1755, d. 16 Oct. 1789 ; ra. (2) 20 Oct. 1792 Benjamin Brown. 
vi. Lois, b. 17 July 1761 ; d. 26 Nov. 1828 ; m. Samuel Hibbart. 
vii. Eber, b. 26 Nov. 1764. 

viii. Phebe, b. 6 Nov. 1766; m. William Hitchcock. 
ix. Ezektel, b. 6 Nov. 1768 ; d. unm. after 1779. 

64. Daniel 5 Hotchkiss {Joseph , 4 Joseph , 8 John,' 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Guil- 

ford 2 July 1728, removed to Cheshire, and died 13 Sept. 1807. 

He married Eunice , who died 5. July 1811, aged 77. 

Children : 

i. Thankful, 6 b. 15 Feb. 1753. 

ii. Eunice, b. 8 Jan. 1755 ; m. . 

iii. Isaac, b. 4 Mar. 1757. 

iv. Lucy, b. 7 Mar. 1759 ; m. May 1785 Laban Hall. 

v. Thomas, b. 25 Nov. 1763. 

vi. Lydia, b. 30 Mar. 1766. 

vii. Hannah. 

viii. Daniel. 

ix. Damaris. 

x. Moses, b. 27 Feb. 1776. 

65. Joseph 5 Hotchkiss (Joseph,* Joseph, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at Guil- 

ford 22 Oct. 1736, removed to Cheshire. He married, 30 July 
1761, Hannah Atwatee. 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer, 6 b. 3 Sept. 1766. 
ii. Salina, b. 7 Nov. 1768. 
iii. Hannah, b. 17 Jau. 1771. 
iv. Joseph, b. 12 Mar. 1773. 
Frobably other children. 

66. Josiah 5 Hotchkiss (Josiahf Josiah* John,' 2 Samuel 1 ), born 26 Dec. 

1742, lived at Cheshire, and married Sarah Perkins, daughter of 
Elisha and Eunice (Perkins), who was born 28 Aug. 1741. 
Children : 

i. Abigail, 6 b. 12 Dec. 1765; d. 19 Dec. 1847; m. 4 Dec. 1788 Joel 
Moss, b. 7 July 1766, d. 6 Mar. 1847. 

ii. Israel, b. 30 May 1767; d. 21 Feb. 1840; m. 20 Sept. 1792 Martha 
Koyce, b. 7 Mar. 1765, cl. 15 Mar. 1840. Children : 1. Nathaniel 
Boyce, 1 b. 6 Sept. 1793. 2. Josiah, b. 24 Jan. 1795; d. 30 Aug. 
1832. 3. Elizur, b. 8 Oct. 1797; d. 8 Oct. 1834. 4. Maria, b. 26 

Jan. 1800; m. Andrews. 5. Israel, b. 28 Apr. 1802. 6. 

Caroline, b. 1 Mar. 1804; m. Aaron Brooks. 7. Sybil, b. 21 June 
• 1806; d. 7 Mar. 1808. 8. Seth, b. 18 Sept. 1808; d. 1888. 9. 
Charles Lester, b. 16 Mar. 1813. 

iii. Josephus, b. 2 Aug. 1768; d. 23 Mar. 1821; m. 11 Nov. 1790 Sarah 
Benham. Children: 1. Benoni, 7 b. 8 May 1794; removed to 
Campbellsville, Ivy. 2. Lois, b. 27 Oct. 1795. 3. Sarah, b. 13 
Dec. 1797. 4. Delos, b. 25 Oct. 1802. 5. Marij, b. 6 July 1807. 
6. Eunice, b. 16 Nov. 1809. 

iv. Eunice, b. 28 Aug. 1770. 

v. Salma, b. 17 May 1772 ; m. 27 Nov. 1794 Rebecca Hall. 

vi. Sarah, b. 13 Dec. 1777. 

67. Benoni 5 Hotchkiss (Josiah, 4 Josiah? John 2 Samuel 1 ), born 4 Aug. 
1752, lived at Cheshire, and died 27 Feb. 18o5. He married first, 

128 The Hotchkiss Family [April 

5 Sept. 1771, Hannah Norton, who was born about 1748 and 

died 16 May 1788; and secondly Lucy — , who was born 

about 1764 and died 23 Nov. 1821. The record of this family is 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hulda Ann, 6 b. 1772. 

ii. William, b. abt. 1780; d. 4 Sept. 1785. 

iii. Albert, b. abt. 1783 ; d. 12 Nov. 1786. 

iv. Mary, b. 6 Dec. 1786. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Eliza, b. abt. 1793; d. 20 Aug. 1795. 

vi. Albert, d. 15 Sept. 1795. 

vii. Frederick H., b. 12 Aug. 1803. 

68. Capt. Stephen 5 Hotchkiss {Caleb, 4 ' Caleb* John* Samuel 1 ), born 

4 Feb. 1738, lived at New Haven, and died 19 Dec. 1800. He 

married first, 10 Dec. 1767, Abigail Scott, who was baptized 

16 Nov. 1746 and died 4 May 1789 ; and secondly Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Osborn) Miles, widow of James, who was born 29 Apr. 1750. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Lucy, 6 b. 4 Sept. 1769. 

ii. William Scott, b. 29 Jan. 1772; d. 28 July 1835; m. 12 Dec. 1795 
Mary Thompson, b. 8 May 1773. The family of his son, William 
Scott, Jr., appears iu the Tomlinson Genealogy, p. 77, and the 
family of his sou, Isaac Thompson, in the same volume, p. 79. 

iii. Phebe, b. 11 July 1773. 

iv. Stephen, b. 22 Sept. 1777. 

93. v. George, b. 6 Mar. 1780. 

vi. Wyllys, b. 20 Dec. 1782; d. 1852, leaving his estate to his wife 

69. Jonah 5 Hotchkiss {Caleb 4 Caleb, 5 John,* Samuel 1 ), born 12 June 

1745, lived at New Haven, and died 15 Nov. 1811. He married, 
18 Mar. 1772, Elizabeth Atwater, who was born 30 Jan. 1748 
and died 16 Apr. 1827. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 6 b. 10 June 1773; d. 15 Apr. 1796; m. Justus 5 Hotch- 
kiss (86), b. abt. 1772, d. 6 May 1812. 

ii. Susannah, b. 24 June 1775 ; d. 1 Mar. 1825 ; m. 27 Apr. 1800 Justus 5 
Hotchkiss (80), widower of her sister. 

94. iii. Ezra. 

95. iv. Russell. 

96. v. Elias. 

70. Elihu 5 Hotchkiss (Joel, 4 Caleb, 5 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at New 

Haven 16 Aug. 1742, removed to Litchfield, and died 12 May 1835. 
He married, 1769, Lydia Robinson, who died 2 June 1836, aged 93. 
(Gravestone inscriptions, Morris, Conn.) 
Children : 

i. Sally, 6 m. Benjamin Webster. 

ii. Lydia, b. abt. 1774 ; d. 4 Jan. 1860. 

iii. Mary, b. 26 Dec. 1776 ; d. 9 Sept. 1851. 

iv. Rachel, b. 28 Feb. 1779. 

v. Lyman, b. 26 May 1781 ; d. 15 Mar. 1861 ; m. Clarissa , d. 

7 Mar. 1855, aged 70. 

vi. Elihu. 

vii. Betsey. 

71. John 6 Hotchkiss (Joshua, 4 Stephen, 9 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 27 Feb. 

1733, lived at Cheshire, and died 9 Nov. 1794. He married first, 

1913] The Hotchhiss Family 129 

25 Oct. 1756, Abigail Smith, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah 
(Smith) of West Haven, who was born 31 Aug. 1725 and died 19 
Apr. 1760; and secondly, 26 Jan. 1761, Sarah Gillam. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Mary, 6 b. 23 June 1758 ; m. Joseph Johnson of Woodbridge. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Noah, m. 17 Apr. 1782 Abigail Hitchcock. 

iii. Joshua Gillam, b. 6 Oct. 1764; d. young. 

iv. Benjamin. 

v. Ebenezer, b. 18 Jan. 17G8. 

vi. Abigail Smith, b. 8 July 1769. 

vii. Sarah, m. John Cook 5 Hotchkiss (47, xiv) . 

viii. Susannah, b. 18 July 1773. 

72. Abraham 5 Hotchkiss {Isaac, 41 Isaac* Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at 

Bethany, lived there, and died at Waterbury 24 Nov. 1802. He 
married Rosetta Sperry, daughter of Ezra and Ruth (Sperry). 
Children (order unknown) : 

i. Ira, 6 removed to Sheffield, Mass. 

ii. Mark, b. abt. 1770 ; d. at New Haven 26 Feb. 1826. 

iii. Abraham. 

iv. Calvin. 

v. Bela, m. . Child: 1. Rachel. 7 

vi. Ann, m. Haly. 

vii. Rachel, m. Upson. 

73. Isaac 5 Hotchkiss {Isaac, 41 Isaac, 9 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born about 

1758, lived at Bethany, and died 11 May 1828. He married 
Elizabeth Clark, who was bom about 1762 and died 6 Jan. 

Children (order unknown) : 

i. 'Philo, 6 b. abt. 1778 ; d. 18 July 1858 ; m. Patty Lines, b. abt. 1783, 

d. 12 Mar. 1864 ; left issue. 
ii. Isaac. 

iii. Clark, m. Lines. His only son, Isaac, 7 removed to Michigan. 

iv. Patty, m. John White. 

v. Fanny, m. Abel Prince. 

vi. Rebecca, m. Hiram 7 Hotchkiss (109). 

vii. Elizabeth, m. Miles French. 

74. Stephen 5 Hotchkiss {Jabez, 4 Jacob, 3 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 31 Oct. 

1761, lived at Bethany, and died 5 Nov. 1847. He married Han- 
nah Brown, who was buried 28 Feb. 1847. 
Children : 

i. Harriet. 6 

97. ii. Harley, b. 12 Sept. 1791. 

iii. Rebecca, m. Minott Collins. 
iv. Wealthy, d. young. 

98. v. Eber, b. abt. 1796. 

vi. Stephen, m. 10 Sept. 1837 Abigail Hotchkiss, who was bur. 29 

May 1842, aged 42. 
vii. Hannah, m. John Russell. 

99. viii. Jared, b. abt. 1804. 

ix. Jesse, m. Caroline Sperry. 
100. x. George. 

75. Leverett 5 Hotchkiss {Elijah, 4 Jacob, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

6 Oct. 1762, lived at Derby, and died 3 Oct. 1826. He married, 
14 Aug. 1785, Sarah Burritt, who was born about 1763 and 
died 8 Jan. 1842. 

130 The Hotchkiss Family [April 


i. Wyllys, 6 b. 25 Apr. 1788 ; d. 24 Nov. 1872. 

76. Joseph 5 Hotchkiss (Joseph* Samuel* Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 21 

May 1739, lived at Bethany, and died 26 Apr. 1800. He married, 
10 June 1762, Hannah Thomas, daughter of Joseph and Dorcas 
(Richardson), who died about 1821. 
Children : 

i. Temperance, 6 m. Strong Sanford. 

101. ii. Silas, b. 1766. 
iii. David Elisha. 

iv. Hannah, m. Elihtj Hitchcock. 

v. Joseph or Josephus, d. 1842 ; m. Elizabeth Beers. 

vi. Lyman, perhaps the one who m. Molly Bradley, b. 28 Apr. 1767. 

77. Samuel 5 Hotchkiss (Joseph , 4 Samuel? Thomas 2 Samuel 1 ), born 19 

June 1741, lived at Bethany, and died 1804. He married, 23 Dec. 
1762, Lydia Peck, who died about 1804. 
Children : 

i. Lydia, 6 b. abt. 1765 ; d. 13 July 1815 ; m. John Thomas. 

ii. Moses. 

iii. James, of Homer, N. Y. 

iv. Abner. 

v. Aaron. 

vi. Bildad. 

vii. Mary. 

viii. Hephzibah. 

ix. Samuel. 

x. Ziba. 

78. William 5 Hotchkiss (Joseph* Samuel, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 9 

Oct. 1744, lived at Westville, and died before 1793. He married 
Eliphal Hine. « 

Children : 

i. Jane, 6 b. 1765 ; d. 1849 ; m. David Hine of Woodbridge, b. 1762. d. 
22 Dec. 1851. 

102. ii. John. 

103. iii. David, b. abt. 1769. 

iv. Eliphal, m. 3 Apr. 1782 Francis Moore of New Haven, 
v. Anna, m. 2 Oct. 1788 Isaac Fenn of Milford. 
vi. George, d. 31 Jan. 1775. 
vii. Sarah. 

79. Benjamin 5 Hotchkiss (Joseph, 4 Samuel, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

2 June 1748, lived at Bethany, and died 20 Mar. 1809. He mar- 
ried Sarah Downs, who was born 29 Nov. 1747, and married 
secondly Ephraim Buckingham. 
Children : 

i. Amos, 6 b. 6 Feb. 1777. 
ii. Sally, b. 16 Aug. 1778. 

80. Reuben 5 Hotchkiss (David, 4 Abraham, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

8 Mar. 1756, lived at Woodbury, and died 27 June 1834. He 
married in 1783 Thankful Minor, who died 4 May 1842. 
Children : 

i. Jerusha, 6 b. 25 Apr. 1784; d. 1 June 1784. 

ii. Jerusha, b. 20 June 1785; m. 1813 Judson Morris. 

iii. Josiah, b. 4 Nov. 1787 ; m. 19 Oct. 1809 Betsey Brothwell, and 

had issue. 
iv. Hervey, b. 13 Feb. 1790; d. 15 Sept. 1793. 

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v. Betsey, b. 16 July 1792 ; d. 8 Nov. 1822. 

vi. Reuben Harvey, b. 11 June 1794; m. (1) 13 Dec. 1820 Sally Root, 

d. 19 July 1835; m. (2) 26 Oct. 1836 Elizabeth M. Comstock; 

had issue. 
vii. David, b. 5 Nov. 1796; m. (1) 12 Feb. 1824 Rachel Norton, d. 

17 Jan. 1851 ; m. (2) 25 Mar. 1852 Julia M. Howard; had issue. 
viii. Gervase, b. 2 July 1801 ; ra. 25 Apr. 1848 Sarah Cogswell, and 

had issue, 
ix. Ruth, b. 16 Dec. 1803; d. 24 Oct. 1820. 

81. Solomon 5 Hotchkiss (Solomon* Daniel* Daniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

20 Mar. 1752, lived at Woodbridge, and died 6 Apr. 1793. He 

married . 

Children : 

i. Levina, 6 d. unm. 1795. 

ii. John. 

iii. Anna. 

iv. Lucius. 

82. Dea, David 5 Hotchkiss (Solomon* Daniel? Daniel? Samuel 1 ), born 

26 Oct. 1754, lived at Woodbridge, and died 5 June 1823. He 
married first, 15 May 1777, Lydia Beeciier, who was born about 

1756 and died 28 June 1785 ; and secondly Abigail , who 

was born about 1754 and died 17 Oct. 1845. 
Children by first wife : 

104. i. David, g b. abt. 1779. 

105. ii. Harvey, b. abt. 1781. 
iii. Lydia. 

iv. Eleanor, m. 1805 Abner Baldwin. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Elizabeth, bapt. 8 May 1788. 
vi. Henry. 
vii. Keturah. 


ix. Harriet, bapt. 27 May 1798; m. 1 May 1816 Garrett Johnson of 

83. Levi 5 Hotchkiss (Eliphalet? Daniel, 3 Daniel? Samuel 1 ), born 2 

May 1754, lived at Derby, and died about 1832. He married first 
Phebe , who died 3 Apr. 1789 ; secondly Betsey 

who died 8 Apr. 1791; thirdly Sarah , who died 1 Dec. 

1801 ; and fourthly Susannah , who died in 1839. 

Children by first wife : 

106. i. Eliphalet, 6 b. abt. 1777. 

ii. Levi. 

iii. Betsey, b. abt. 1782; d. 21 Aug. 1819. 

iv. Phebe, b. abt. 1784; d. 19 Aug. 1873. 

v. Abigail, m. Isaac Thompson. 

vi. David. 

vii. A daughter, m. Chauncey Baldwin. 

84. Eli 5 Hotchkiss ( Obadiah? Daniel? Daniel? Samuel 1 ), born 18 Sept. 
1758, lived at New Haven, and died 13 May 1813. He married 
Eunice Atwater, who was born 2 June 1762 and died 13 Feb. 

Children : 

i. Lydia, 6 b. abt. 1794; d. 12 Sept. 1826; m. James Bradley. 

ii. Clarissa, m. (1) Miner Hotchkiss of Middletown; m. (2) Reuben 

Skinner of New York, 
iii. Harriet, m. Justus Harrison, 
vol. lxvii. 9 

132 Town Records of Gosport, JV". IT. [April 

85. Obadiah Hotchkiss (Obadiah? Daniel* Daniel? Samuel}), born 

4 Sept. 1762, lived at New Haven, and died 28 Jan. 1832. He 
married, 12 Feb. 1782, Hannah Lewis, who was born about 1757 
and died 22 Nov. 1831. 
Children : 

i. Silas, 6 b. 11 Oct. 1784 ; d. 2 Oct. 1795. 

ii. Dea. Lewis, b. 25 Dec. 1786; d. 14 Oct. 1859; m. Hannah Trow- 
bridge, b. 24 Mar. 1792, d. 24 Aug. 1873. 
iii. Hannah F., b. 7 Apr. 1796 ; d. 4 May 1815. 

86. Justus 5 Hotchkiss ( Obadiah? Daniel? Daniel? Samuel 1 ), born about 

1772, lived at New Haven, and died 6 May 1812. He married 
first Elizabeth 6 Hotchkiss, daughter of Jonah (69), who was 
born 10 June 1773 and died 15 Apr. 1796 ; and secondly, 27 Apr. 
1800, Susannah 6 Hotchkiss, sister of his first wife, who was born 
24 June 1775 and died 1 Mar. 1825. 
Children by second wife : 

107. i. Henry, 6 b. 29 Apr. 1801. 

108. ii. Lucius, b. 1 Mar. 1803. 

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the whole Time of attendance > 
g r Rec* ) 

— .. 3 .. 6 

— .. 10 .. - 

— •• o .. — 

5 .. 17 .. 6 

Bro* Down from InF Court 




£19 .. 7 .. - 


3 .. - 

20 .. 10 .. - 

p d M r Livermore to Defend our case against 
Pitman in Case he reviews. 20/ & [ — ?] 
Your Execution 3/ 

Errors Excepted 

g Tho s Lambert 


At a Legal Town Meeting of the Freeholders & other Inhabitants of 
Star Island alias Gosport duely Qualify'd to Vote this Twenty Third day 
of March 1732/3 according to Notyfication given under the Select Mens 
hands the 3 d Instant 

M r 
M r 
M r 
M r 
M r 
M r 
M r 
M r 

Joseph Mace being Chosen Moderator 

Samuel Yeatton ) 

Charles Randle > Select Men 

John Down ) 

Thomas Lambert — Town Treasurer 

Charles Miller — Constable 

Joseph Mace ) Tything Men 

Henry Carter 

♦Perhaps "for" was written here. 

f A well-known innkeeper. 

134 Town Records of Gosport, JV". H. [April 

M r Andrew Mace Wood Corder 
M r Daniel Grundle ) ^ ■>, - -,-,. , 

M' Will" Caswell | Cullers o£ Flsh 
M r William Sanderson Town Clark 


[Certain accounts of the Town Treasurer for 1733.] 

Dr. y e Town of Gosport 

1733 £ s d 

June 6 th To Cash rec d of M r Charles Miller Constable ) 3Q 
in part of Last Winter Rates - - - j 

8 To ditto rec d of ditto 16 .. 10 .. — 

19 To ditto rec d of ditto 23 .. 10 .. — 

To ditto rec d of ditto 23 .. 16 .. — 

Aug 8t 1 To Cash rec d of M r Charles Miller in full w r 

Rates 7 .. 05 .. 3 

Oct 12 

Nov r 14 

To Ditto rec d of M r Charles Miller in p* for) ig 
Summer Rates y 

To Ditto Rec d of M r Chas Miller in p fc of Summer ) ^ Q 
Rates ) 

1733 Cr 

£ s d 
June 6 th By Cash pay'd the Rev d M r John Tooke in p* ) 3Q 
for his Last winter Sallary j 

8 By Ditto pay'd ditto 16 .. 10 .. — 

By ditto pay'd John Henderson for make 8 2 > ~ 

Tything mens Staves j 

19 By ditto pay'd M r Jn° Tooke in p k p Rec* 23 .. 10 .. — 

Aug 8t 1 By ditto pay'd Ditto in full for Last wint r ) q an 
Rates p Rec' j 6 " b " b 

By ditto pay'd for Pewter for y e head of y e 

Staves — .. 2 .. 6 

By ditto pay'd Thorn 8 Lambert Esq r his money 

lent 2 .. - — .. — 

By ditto pay'd Sam 1 Yeatton Exp 8 mak g Rates — 4 .. — 
By allowance made by y e Select Men & Treas- ^ 

urer out of y e Rates to y e Const le as p s d >■ 6 .. 11 .. 9 
Millers Acco* ) 

By Cash p d Black Charles for Ring 8 y e Bell ) 2 

& Tak g care of the Meeting house \ 

By Ditto M r John Michamore his mon'y Lent \ k -in * 

in pittmans Case due 6/6 to him j 

By Ditto p d John Barton p Rec fc his mon'y lent ) 1 ^ ^ 

in pittmans case & Int 1 j 

By Ditto p d William Michamore his mon'y ) 1 ,q fi 
lent in pittmans Case j 

Aug 8t 30 By Ditto p d Expences makeing Sum r Rates — .. 2 .. — 
Oct r 12 By Ditto p d M r Tooke in p* of his Last Sum- \ q 

mer Rates | 1J .. — • .. — • 

Nov r 14 By Ditto p d M r Tooke in full of his Last f - 7 - ft r?1 
Summer Rates p Rec* | 1/ .. 15 .. 7 [.J 

March y e 29 th [sic'] 1735 
then made up the town 
accounts and Due to the 
town from the Constable 
Joseph Mace 9-0-0 


1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H. 135 


D r The Town of Gosport 

To the Reverend M r John Tuckefor his Sallery — 110-0-0 

Novemb r y e 28 th 1734 Paid to M r Henry Sherburn treasurer of Ports- 
mouth in New-hampshire 1 6-1 6-0 

by Joseph Mace Constable [ This record is marked as though erased.] 

The Money Rates & to Whom Paid in 1734 

To the Minister & Contry* 
To the Minister £110- 0-0 

To Contry* 16-16-0 

To the School 10 

Paid Chariest P r Receipt 

2- 0-0 

Paid M r hutsonj 2- 0-0 

Paid Joshua babb 5-0-0 

as P r Receipt for glaszer work — — 2- 0-0 


At a Legall Town Meeting of the freeholders and inhabitants of Gosport 
Duly Qualified to vote this 22 d of March 1735 According to Notification 
given under the Select Mens hands the 16 th of this instant — Mr Charles 
Randall. Moderator — 

M r Samuel Sanders ) M r Andrew Mace \ 

M r Henry Carter > M r Danill Randall j Tything Men 

M r Abraham Crokitt ) Select Men M r Charles Randall ) 

M r John Mutchimore town treasurer M r Joseph Mace j Cullers of ffish 

M r Ambross Downs Constable 

William Sanderson Town Clerk 

August y e 4 tb Recevd of M r Ambross Downs on y e Account of the Minis- 

isters Salery Viz 73 — 6 : 8 

D° y e Schoolmasters Account - - - - 8-0-0 

D° on Account of y e Rates - - - - 17-11-8 

for y e Scoolmaster - - - - - - 5-5-0 

for Part of y e Ministers Sum r Salary - - 15-0-0 

for Rates 23- 0-0 


At legall town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of Gospor t 
duly Qualified to Vote this 22 d of March 1736§ According to Notify- 
cation given under the Select Mens hands y e 2 d Instant — Mr. John Mitch- 
more — Moderator 

M r Robert Down ") Charles Randall ) p n . fl , 

M r Will m Mitchamore [ Select Men Joseph Mace J Ulllers ot hBtl 
M r Sam 11 Yeaton ) 

M' Churls Randall J Constable SanJ Emery^ J Corders of Wood 

* County ? 

f i.e., " Black Charles," as above. Nothing more is known of him. 

j Probably Mr. Eleazer Hudson. 

§ 6 is written over 7. 

136 Town Records of Gosport, JST. IT. [April 

John Mobbs ) , v M 

Peter Barter j tynm S Men Will m Sanderson Clerk. 

Due from Charles Randall 5-0-0 

Due from Charls Randall 5 Canceled 


At a Legall Town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of Gos- 
port Duly Qualified to Vote this 19 th [? [faded] of March 1737* According 
to Notification given under the Select Mens hands the 2 d of this Instant. 

M r Charls Randall Moderator 

M r Joseph Mace 

M r Richd rd Talpy 

M r Charls Miller ) Select Men 

M r Abraham Crockitt J Constable 

M r John Mutchimore Treasurer 

M r Sam 11 Emery ) ^ ,, . ,, 

M' Sam" Yeaton j T ? thm Z Men 

M r Charls. Randall ) 

M r Joseph Mace j Cullers of fish 
William Sanderson Town Clark 

March y e 7 th : 173f Recevd at Times in full for y e Minister 110-0-0 

I Promise to Pay to the Towns Men for the Above Mentioned Year 

Ten Pounds Sixteen Shillings on Demand it being for the Overlay Recevd 

att times on y e Rates by me . . Mark 

Abram X Crockit 


Paid Richard Talpy 


At a Legall town Meeting of the free holders and Inhabitants of Gos- 
port Qualified to Vote March [illegible] 1739 According to Notification 
under the Select Mens hands y e 9 th of this instant. 

M r John Mutchimore Moderator 

Robert Down > Charls Randall )« » f fi h 

Charls Randall V Select Men Joseph Mace J 

Rich d Talpy ) 

Sam 11 Abbott | Constable 

Sam* & } Wood Corders 

Will m Sanderson Clerk 
I [J ?]. D. Ryan Lawrence [ This line is written in pencil.] 


At a Legall town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of Gosport 
Duly Qualified to vote March y e 29 th [sic] 1738 According to Notification 
given the 6 th of this instant by Order of y e Select Men— 

M r Joseph Mace j Moderator 

Will m Sanderson J town Cl k 

M r John Mutchimore ) fifteen Pounds More Allowed 

M r Joseph Mace >- Select Men to the Minister by a generall 

M r Henry Carter ) Vote. 

M r Dan 11 Randall J Constable 

* 7 is written over 6. 

1913] lown Records of Gosport, iV". If. 137 

v tything Men 

M r Peter Obee 
M r Robert Mace 

J£ Charles Randall ) Cull £ figh 
M r Joseph Mace j 
M r Sam 11 Emery j w , c d 
M r Sam 11 Whitton J wooa loraerS 
Will m Sanderson Clerk 


At a Legall town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of Gosport 

duly Qualified to Vote this 1740 by order of the Selectmen the 

8 th of March — M r Henry Carter Moderator 

M r Sam 11 Sanders > 

M r Will m Mutchimore >• Select men 

M r Sam u Yeaton ) 

M r Robert Mace Constable 

M r John Volpy ) . , . ^ 

M r Joseph Damerill j * ° 

M r Charls Randall ) n 71 . a , 

M' Joseph Mace } Cullers o£ fish 

55' IS Whitton } Corders of Wood 

M r Nickolas Powers Chosen Schoolmaster for Six Months Next Ensuing 
for forty Pounds 

Will m Sanderson Clerk 
R. S. M. Aug 4 th 1347 [written in pencil on the margin.'] 


Jedidiah* Morse the Son of John & Mary Haley Born Jan r 23 d A.D. 1801 

John Haley Died March 12 th 1803 

Samuel the Son of the Widdow Mary Haley Born April 7 th 1803f 

Abigail Bragg Born October 17 th 1783 

Henry the Son of Henry and Abigail Down Born March 24 th 1804 

Nancey the daughter of James and Mercy Shapley Born October 11 th 1801. 

Richard Randall the Son Richard and Abigail Randall Born December the 

31 1801. 
Ruth Randall the Daughter William and Sarah Randall Born January 14 th 

Bets'y Shapley the Daugher of James and Mercy Shapley Born April the 

4 1803 
Sally Newton the Wife of John Newton Died June the — 1804 
Widdow Margeret Down Died June the 23 1804 
Josiah Stevans Misonary on the Shoales Died July the 2 1804 
Mary Roberson the Daughter of John and Molly Roberson Died August 

the 17-1805 
Sally Shapley Daughter of Edward and Hipgy Shapley Died October the 

10 1805 
William Down Died October the 17-1805 

William Peever Died 1808 

Thomas Mace Died 1809 

* Down to and including Judith Shapley, on p. 29, this record seems to be mostly in 
one hand. There is no indication as to the writer. The character of the entry about 
the wreck suggests that the whole record may have been made about that time. 

f The posthumous son of the John Haley whose death is noted above. 

138 Town Records of Gosport, JSF, H. [April 


Susanna Stephens Died 1809* 

Samuel Haley Died 1810.f 

Elizabeth Casuel [i.e., Caswell] Died 1810 

John Newton Died 18104 

John Newton Jun r Died 1810 § 

Reuben Shapley was found Dead 1811 

Molly Haley Died the Widow of Samuel Haley May the 3 d 1812 

Ship Sagunto Strand ecl on Smutinose Isle Jan y 14 1813 Jan y 15 one man 

foun 16 th -6 men found 21-7 men found the Number of men yet 

found Belongin to said Ship Twelve || 
Henry Shapley the Son of James & Mercy Shapley Born February 24 

Judith Shapley the Daughter of James and Mercy Shapley Born October 

19 1796 
Asa Caswell Born Jan r 8 1805 United in Marriage With Mary Marston 

Born Dec r 3. 180[^rw] in Rye N H April 17 th 1826 
Mary Caswell Departed this life on Nov. 12 th 1834 Aged 26 yrs H 


[The records of Mr. Chase begin here, but entries later than May 1819 
must be by another.] 
A record of John and Mary Caswell's family 

* 1809 seems to be written over 1810. She was Susanna Haley by birth, a daughter of 
the first Samuel Haley, and the widow of Josiah Stevens, the much-loved missionary 
on Star Island. On the gravestone there the date of her death is given as 7 Dec. 1810. 

fOn the margin is written " Jan.," and on his gravestone on Smutty Nose Island 
the date is 7 Feb. 1811. 

X On the margin is written " Jan." 

§ There is some uncertainty here. The Columbian Centinel (Boston) of 6 Feb. 1811 
notes among recent deaths : " In Portsmouth Mr. John Newton of the Isle of Shoals, 
JEit. 47." Locke in his Inscriptions has an inscription from the North Cemetery 
(Portsmouth) for John Newton, a native of Gosport, died 26 Jan. 1811, aged 48. These 
records fit the John (son of John Newton and Sarah Currier) who was baptized in 
Mar. 1763 and was the husband of the Sally Newton who died in 1804, as recorded 
above. The other man appears to be his son John, who was born probably about 1784 
and is presumably the John Newton noted in the History of ltye as marrying Mary 
Haley of the Shoals 23 July 1804, the marriage doubtless taking place at Rye, there 
being just then no preacher at the Shoals, for Mr. Stevens had died early in July. 
This Mary Haley I take to be the daughter of John Haley (a son of the first Samuel, 
baptized in 1767), who married Mary Bellamy of Kittery in 1789 and died on the Shoals 
in 1803, as recorded above. John Newton, Jr., is to be counted as an elder brother of 
the Newton children baptized by Morse in 1800 (p. 90). There is no record of the 
children of this couple, nor does Mary Newton, as a daughter of John Haley, appear 
in the settlement of the estate of his father Samuel in 1814 and later. 

|| In a petition of 12 Jan. 1818 to the General Court of Massachusetts Samuel Haley, 
the son of the first Samuel, whose death is recorded above, gives a different story of this 
wreck. The vessel was a Spanish ship, which he calls the " Conception from Cadiz." 
The captain was "don Juan Coxara"( ?), One man was found 15 Jan. ; 6 men on 17 Jan. ; 
21 Jan. 5 more were found, one of them "grappled up in Hog Is. passage"; 27 Jan. lman 
" grappled up in Hog Is. passage" ; 8 Aug. " picked up 1 man." The wreck occurred 
at night in a violent snow storm. Nothing was known of it until the next day, and all 
were lost. According to the Boston Gazette, 18 Jan.' 1813, it was a vessel of from 300 
to 400 tons. A later account says that she was old and rotten, but built of mahogany 
and cedar, and supposed to be laden with salt. She went entirely to pieces in a very 
short time. The first fragments came ashore Thursday morning, 14 Jan. There really 
was a Spanish ship Sagunto which arrived "at Newport from Cadiz a couple of days 
before the wreck on Smutty Nose. No explanation of this confusion of names has 
been given. Both accounts agree that the number of men found was fourteen. These 
bodies were buried on Smutty Nose. The graves are still barely discernible and are 
marked by small stones. 

H These Caswell entries are in different hands, 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H. 139 

John Caswell Jr born May 8 1791 Died Aug 31. 1822* 

Mary Caswell born October 10. 1792 

William Caswell Jr born June 25. 1794 Died 2 Nov. 1836f 

Lemuel Caswell born November 1. 1796 

Joseph M. Caswell born July 21. 1800- 

Asa Caswell b Jan. 8. 1805 

John Caswell and Mary Mace united in marriage July 14. 1790 

John Caswell jun. united in marriage with Eliza Locke of Rye November 
2 1816 
Laiza[?] Caswell, X their child, born October 30. 1817 
Mary Elizabeth Caswell, their child born Nov. 6. 1819 

Mark Newton and Mary Caswell were united in marriage March 31§ 1817 
Birth of children as follows 

John C. Newton born January 12 1818 

Joseph M. Newton born April 4 1819 

Mary Newton born May 30 1820 

Mary C Newton born Sep 9 th 1822 

Clarisa D Newton born April 6 1823 

Mark William Cutter Nov 8 1824 

Mr Mark Newton died December 26 1825 

William Caswell Jun united in matrimony with Catharine Marston of 
Rye October 26 1817. She was born August 12, 1799. 
William Caswell their child born June 20 1819 
Oliver Peabody - - - - June 15. 1821 

Asa Everett Aug. 9. 1823 

Lorenzo Dow - - - Jenuary 14 1826 Died D t0 28 
Julia A Caswll - - - May 14. 1827 
Martha H. Caswell - - - Feb 1 1836 
Wm. Caswell s r Departed this life Nov'r 


Samuel & Betsey Caswell's family. 

Beatsy Wife of Samuel Caswell Died Jan 4 1825. Aged 66.H 

Tammy — born November 15 1788 

Samuel — born May 8 1790. He was lost in the Privateer Portsmouth 

Michael— born August 17. 1792 
Abigail — born June 14 1795 
Edward — born September 14 1797 
William— born July 17 1800 

Michael Caswell was joined in marriage with Dorcas Green of Rye 
October 24 1816 
Joseph Caswell their child was born at Rye March 24 1817 

♦In another hand. 

fin another hand. 6 is written over 7. 

\ This appears to be the child whose gravestone on Star Island reads : Louisa B. 
Caswell born October 30 1817 died July 19 1831 

$ March 31 is written above November 11, which is crossed out. Other entries about 
this family are on p. 40 of the original records. 

|| His gravestone on Star Island is marked Nov. 2, 1836. Two other sons (Judson P., 
born 1830, and John W. S., born 1833) buried near him are not recorded here. Com- 
pare the record on p. 36 of the original records. 
If This entry is given in a foot-note. 

** This sentence is given in a foot-note. 

140 Town Records of Gosport, JV. H, [April 

Mrs Anna Caswell* Died Feb r 18 1840 Aged 60 years 

William and Anna Caswell's family 

Rebecca Caswell born October 12, 1806 

Mary Caswell born March 11, 1813 and Died Dec r 27 th 1839 Wife of 
Samuel F Berry Rye N. H. 

John and Mary Saunders Robinson's family 
John Robinson jr born January 2 . 1792 
Samuel Robinson born August 28 . 1801 
Sarah Robinson born September 1, 1806 
William Robinson March 20, 1812 

Benjamin and Abigail Down's family 
Benjamin Down Jr born May 15 1804 
William Down born July 12, 1806 Drowned near Luncheon Island 

22 May 1821f 
Betsey Down born August — 1808$ 
Anna Down born April — 1810§ 
Abigail Down born August 1, 1814 
Sally Down born July 31, 1817 
Abigail died Oct 6 1825 || 

Henry and Abigail Down's family 
Henry Down born March 24, 1804 
Mary Down born October 20, 1806 
Nancy Down born October 27, 1809 
John Down born October 1, 1813 
Mark Down born Jane 27, 1816 
Ephraim Down born August 12, 1819 
William Down born April 22 — 1822 
Eliza Ann Down born March 8 1824 

Robert and Elizabeth Caswell's family 

Rachel . . . born 

William . . . born ... 1775 

Sarah . . . born 

Rebecca - born March 30, 1786 

Samuel Haley's family — Smutty Nose Island. 

Samuel Haley born April 4, 1760 Died Oct. 15 th 1839 

Mary Ham born April 12, 1766 They were married April -If 

Children as follows 

Daniel born November 5, 1788 

Elizabeth born April 15, 1790 Died Jan . 9 . 1816 

* Probably the wife of the William mentioned below. 

fThis record of drowning is in a foot-note and in another hand. The island is 
known to the Shoalers as Lunging Island, sometimes and more particularly nowadays 
as Londoner's. Both names are of obscure origin. 

X In the margin are the words : " August probably." 

§ Concerning Betsey and Anna a foot-note states that u No one knows the exact 
ages of these two children." 

|| In another hand. 

% The intention was published 11 Feb. 1786. 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H. 141 

Samuel born May 3 . 1792 
Rhoda born December 19, 1793 
Benjamin born December 10, 1795 
Mary-ann born January 23 ; 1798 
Joanna born May 25, 1800 

Elsy born 1802. Died 1804 

Ephraim Ham born December 6 . 1804 
Josiah Stevens born November 3 . 1806 
Elsy born April 22, 1809 


Caleb Chase A.M. was employed by a few benevolent persons in New- 
buryport to keep school on the Isles of Shoals in 1819. He came to these 
Isles February 23 d and continued twelve weeks. While here he kept 
school tho' it was too late in the season for the business in this place ; for 
several of the scholars were soon obliged to leave the school to attend to 
fishing. If the school had begun six weeks sooner, the benefit to the 
scholars would have been much greater. 

He endeavoured to ascertain the ages of the people generally, but many 
of them had lost their ages for the want of a record. The ages of the 
young could mostly be ascertained. He, therefore, made the record on the 
three preceeding pages for the benefit of those families. It might be well 
for everyone, who may be employed as an instructor here to do something 
for the people in this way. 

When he came to these Isles there were on Star Island eleven families 
and two solitaries — fifty two souls. On Smutty Nose five families and one 
solitary — twenty six souls, and on Hog Island one family — eight souls ; 
in all eighty six souls. 

Lemuel Caswell* & Sarah J [P?] Lock married [torn, probably Rye] 

May 4 th 1823. 

Children as Fallowes 

John Born January 10 th 1824 

Lemuel Lafayett — — Oct 3, 1825 

Mary adaline Caswell born november 15 1828 

Louiza Caswellf Born obtober 5 1831 

Han nah Maria tib torn Caswellt born obtober 5 1825 

Joseph M Caswell born July 21. 1800. United in marriage with 
Sally Berry Rye born March 30. 1802 in Rye N. H., 22. Oct. 1820. 
Joseph M. Caswell died September 29 th 18624 

* This family appears to have been entered again in a more correct form elsewhere 
in the old book, and a copy of that record was made by R. L. Randall on page 169. 
The name of the mother is there given as Sarah P., which according to the only sur- 
vivor of the family is the correct form. 

t These two names are crossed out. As it stands here the record of Hannah is in- 
consistent with that of her brother Lemuel, but both girls have different dates in the 
revised version (p. 169). The entry for Hannah is meant for Hannah Maria Titcomb, 
and the date of her birth is correctly recorded on p. 169. A playmate of Hannah re- 
calls (1912) that, to plague her, the other children called her Hannah Maria Titcomb, 
but she does not know why they used these names. It is quite possible that she really 
had this long name and disliked it. Below the record is written in another hand : " I 
dont think much of those who scratched their names of this book if they do live some 
were else Yours [ — ?] ." The signature is an illegible monogram. 

X In another hand. His gravestone has Sept. 21, 1862. 

142 Town Records of Gosport, N. H. [April 

Lemuel B Caswell their son born May 8. 1821. 

Mary Mace Caswell born Feb 7 th 1823. 

Lydia Lucetta — born November 12, 1824 

Joseph Adams Caswell born November 24 — 1826 

Andrew Jackson Caswell born November 18 1828 

Sally Ann Caswell born November 25 — 1830 & died July 9 th 1834 

Eliza Esther Caswell born January 16 — 1833. Died 26 June 1836 

Charles William Caswell born September 4 tb — 1834 Died December 

8. 1834. Lydia Lucetta Died may 4 th 1850 
Sally Ann Caswell Born 18 Sept 1835 
Eliza Ester Born 27 Octr 1837 
Origen Smith Caswell Born 17 th March 1840 
Abbiannah Caswell Born 27 th — * 1842 

John Kendellf born 

Genny Lock his wife born July 19. 1796 

Lucy Jane their daughter born June 5. 1820 

Catharine January 29 th 1822 

Richard | their Son December 6 th 1823 

John§ thare Son December 21. 1825 

John E. Kendall Departed this life July 8 1853 Aged 27 years 6 mounths 
15 days 

Edward Caswell born Sept 14. 1797 
Sarah Lock his wife born June 1. 1796 


By a Legal Town Meating of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the 
Town of Gosport Duly Qualify d to Vote Gosport march 27 th [or 29 ?] 

Benj a Coker moderator 
M r Jos : mace Jun r Constable M r John Down Sen r ) Cullers of 

M r Joseph Mace Sen r ) M r Charles Rendell J fish 

M r Sam 11 Ablot [Abbott] )~ Select men M r Richard Tolpy Town Clark 
M r Abreham Croket ) 

M r John Crossbey ) ™ ,i . 
My Sam" Grindle \ T ^ m Z men 

[On the margin this memorandum : "N.B. The 19 page [of an old 
paging by folios] of this book has been taken out and its contents trans- 
fer'd to the 22. and 24. page," i.e., to pp. 39-43 of the present paging.] 

Rev. Samuel Sewall with his family arrived at this town (on a Mission) 
Sept. 25. 1824 in the imploy of the Society for promoting Religious In- 
struction at the Isle of Shools [a Newburyport Society] when he came to 
this place thare ware 14 Families on Star Island — and one Solatory Con- 
taining Sixty five Souls, add those at the Pirsonage will make the number 
Sixty nine 

Rev. Samuel Sewall departed this life in Rye March 16. 182.6, where he 

* A dubious scrawl, which looks like " Jly." 
f John F. Randall, son of Richard, baptized 1800 (p. 91), but born several years 
tThe Richard L. Randall of later records. 
§ The John E. Rendall of the next entry. 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. II. 143 

went on business, after seven days sickness with a Lung Fever his family 
left this Place April 2. 1826 — There has been since his arrivall five Births 
and Seven deaths, add to sixty nine, five births make seventy four, and 
deduct, the seven deaths ; leaves sixty seven, depreciation the — [There is 
no continuation of this entry elsewhere in the book.] 


August 16th 1843 J. F. Hall came to Gosport for his health from Wolf- 
borough New Hampshire — Stoped one night. 

William Caswell* Died Nov. 2. 1836 

Lorenzo D Son of the above " Jan 28. 1826 
Judson W P. " " " Aug 24 1839 

John W. S. was drowned June 10. 1840 


By a Legall Town meating of the free holders and Inhabitants of Gosport 

Duly Qalify d To Vote march 18 th 1747— 

M r John Muchmore moderator 

M r Sam 11 Grindle Cunstable 

M r W m Muchmore ) 

M r Henry Carter > Selectmen 

M r Ambros Down ) 

M r Sam 11 Muchmore ) T fl - 

M r Daniel Rendell j L 7 tlim S 

M r Charles Rendel 

M r John Down 

M r Joseph Damereli Sen 1 " ) n , - , 

„. T , r D , . } Corners of wood 

M r John Robinson ) 

M r Sam 11 Abbot Town Clark 

Added to the ministers Salery Thirty Pounds Old Tenour 

William S. Randall Born Nov 15 1805 

Eliza G Lock his Wife " June 10. 1797 

Birth of children John W Rendall " Feb 14. 1828 

Ira G. Randall July 18. 1830 

Louisa J Rendall " July 20. 1833. 

Benjamin F. C. Randall " Sept. 6. 1835 
Eliza G. Randall departed this life Sept. 11. 1836 
also Catharine Randall — May 13 1850 

. [38] 

June 24 th 1842. Mary A. Davis, came to this Island from Newburyport 
by the request of Mrs. Jane Greenleaf of that Town Treasurer of the So- 
ciety for promoting religious instruction among the People residing on the 
Isles of Shoals. Kept a school on Star Island one year — The number of 
Schollars varied from 20 to 30 during the year In the winter of 1842 and 
1843 Mr. Edwin Ritson a native of England laboured among this People 
as a Lecturer, approbated by the Christain [sic'] Denomination. He re- 
mained on the Islands about 4 months. His labours were remarkably 

* Compare the record of this family, supra, p. 31 of the original records. 

Cullers of fish 

144 Toivn Records of Gosport, JST. H. j^A^pril 

blessed in a revival of religion among this people. In March of 1843 
Elder Hall* — then of Rye N. H. (but now Pastor of this People) came to 
this Island, baptized 8 individuals and formed a Church. 

Gosport Sep. 27. 1843 M. A. Davis 


March y e 7th day 1748 By a Legall Town meeting of the free holders 
and Inhabitence of gosport dewly Quallefide to vote 
Mr John muchamore moderator 
Mr John muchamore \ 
Mr Richard Talpey > Select men 
Mr Joseph mace ) 

mr John Randall Constable I 

mr Beniamin damrell ) rT v v 

Mr Samuel Variell \ ridm S men 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark 

Joseph mace 1 r 11 f fi 1 I 

and Charls Randall j J 

M r Joh Roberdson > ) 

and Richerd Currier ) Corders wood j 

Additon to y e ministers Sallery R d mr John Tucke one hundred pound 
old tenor £100-00-0 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark 

Hannah Bragg — Born Aug 9 th 1801 


Isaac K Newton born June 2 d 1798f was united in marriage with Mary 
Newton the widow of Mark Newton in March 6 1827 
Birth of Children as follows 

Nancy Ann Newton born Oct. 16 th 1827 
Sarah Elizabeth Newton born Oct. 28 th 1829$ 
Harriet Augusta Newton born July 6 th 1833 
Isaac Elvin Newton born Sept. 18 th 1836 
Mary Newton§ departed this Life Oct 6 th 1822 aged 2 years & 4 

Clarrissa D. Newton§ departed this Life in Portsmouth N. H. Dec. 
14" 1842 15 minutes of 1 of the Clock P.M. aged 19years|| also her 
sister Mary C. Newton§ Dec. 19" 1842 at 12 of the Clock A.M. 
aged 21 years — H 

* According to the reports of the Society for Propagating the Gospel among the 
Indians and others in North America, which for many years sent missionaries to Stai 
Island or otherwise aided in the support of religious ministrations there, the Rev. 
Abner Hall was on the Shoals from the spring of 1843 until June 1844, when ill healtl 
led to his resignation. He had been called in because Mr. Ritson was not ordainec 
and needed aid in the ritual part of his work. 

f 1798 written over 1801. 

1 29 written over 30. 

§ As appears from the record of p. 30, these are the children of Mark Newton. That 
Mary C. was born before Mary died is not an inconsistency, for the interval is only a 
month, and the child may have been named later or a name already given may have 
been changed. 

|| " and 8 months " erased. 

■ft "and 3 months" erased. 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H. 145 


Aprill y e 8th 1749 By a Legall town meeting of the free holders and 
Inhabitence of gosport Dewly Quallefied to Vote 
mr John muchamore moderator 
mr Samuel grandell Constable 
mr William muchamore } 
mr Henry Carter > Select men 

mr Charls Randell ) 

Gibens mace ) 

John walpy >- Tiding men 

Moses Coker ) 

mr Joseph mace ) n n <? n u 

m i t> j n r Collers of fish 
mr Charls Kandell j 

Samuel grandell ) ri , - -, 

-r»- i j /n • r Corders ot wood 
Rich era Currier j 

Adtion to the minister the Rev d mr John Tucks Sallery one hundred 

pounds old tennor £100-00-0 

mr william Sanderson Sallery £10-0-0 — old tennor 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark 

. [42] . 

John Randall was united in marriage with Hannah Bragg July 16 th 1817. 
Birth of children as follows 

Louiza Randall - - - - Nov. 17 th 1822 

John Randall - - - - Dec. 29 th 1823 

George Randall - - - - March 24 th 1827 

Huldah M. Randall - - - Nov. 22 th 1831 

Edward Randall Dec. 9 th 1832 

Albert Randall July 28 th 1835 

Sally D. Randall Oct. 27 th 1817 

This last name should have been inserted first but it was omitted through 



March y e 25th 1750 By a Legal Town meeting of y e free Holders and 

other in habetence of gosport dewly Quellefied to vote 

mr John muchamore ) a i t. 

Mr Eicherd Talpey[-]* \ SeleCt meu 

Jacob down j Constable 

mr Joseph mace ) ,. -.. 

o r i -rr n \ tiding men 
mr Samuel varell J ° 

mr Joseph mace )«,, £ n , 
ri1 \ -o -, n >■ Collers oi nsn 
mr Charles Randell j 

Sam 11 Abbot wood Seeler 

A generell free vote past a mongst The in habetence of gosport for y e 
Revr d mr John Tucks Sallery to be paid in winter or Spring march 11 [mer- 
chantable] Cod fish 

John Caswell the head man of this Isleand departed this Life in January 
24 th 1825 after a painful and lingering illness aged 60 years — 

* A scrawl here may mean " Esq." It can hardly be lt Sen.," for the younger Talpey 
was only seven years old at this time. 

146 Town Records of Gosport, JSf, H. [April 

Mary Caswell the wife of John Caswell departed this Life August 15 tb 
1837 after a long and lingering Sickness aged 70 years. 

William R. Randall Departed this life Dec the 4 1853 Died at Smutty- 
nose Aged About 60 years 


march y e 18 1751 By a Legall Town meeting of The free holders and 

Inhabitents of gosport duly Quallefied to vote 

mr Beniman Coker moderator 

mr henry Carter ( c , , * 

. 11 .* 7 t / Select men* 

mr William mucnamore 

mr Joseph mace 

mr henry Shapley Constable 

Robert kerswell ) , -,. 

T i r>( t r tydiDg men 

John Crosbey j J ° 

mr Charls Randall ) /-i n £ n i 

T , y Collers ol fish 

mr Joseph mace j 

mr William Sanderson wood Seeler 

Samuel Abbot Town Clark 

The minesters sallerey to be paid In winter or Spring fish 


At a Legal town Meating held In the Meating House of Starr Island 
alias Gosport The Twenty Eight Day of March 1752 

1. Voted That M r Henry Carter Be Moderator for the Present meating — 

Nobody Contradicting 

2. Voted that Eleazar Hudson be Clark for the Present meating — 

3. Voted that M r Samuel Michamere Be Constable for y e Presen year 

4 Voted that M r Richard Talpey 
be Select Men M r Henry Shapley 

M r Charies Miller 

5 Voted that M r Gibbins Mace 

M r George Vaulpe be trything men 

6 Voted that M r Samuel Abbit be town Clark for y e Present year — ■ 

7 Voted that M r Joseph Mace ) -^ „ £ ^. , 

ftP Charles Randal j Be Cullers of Flsh ~ 

8 Voted that M r Joseph Mace be Wood Sealer. 

If it be your minds that Every one who is owner of a Hogg In this 
Town and shall suffer it to Run freely About the town Shall pay 
ten Shillings for Every days Default y r in for use of y e Poor 

9 Voted. In the affermative 


10 Put to Vote Whether Every Person w r ho is owner of A Cow on this 

Place (Except M r Tuck) and Shall neglect to Carry it off from the 
Island after the 20 Day of May Next till the last of September 
Next Shall Pay for every Days fault herein the Sume of Ten Shil- 
lings for the use of the Poor of Said Place. 

1 1 Voted that Deacon William Michmore 

M r Henry Carter 
M r Richard Talpey 

* The bracketing of Mr. Coker with the selectmen is probably an error. 

1913] John JPeirce of London 147 

By [be] a Committee to Agree with Some one or more as They 
Shall find meet to Refit & Repair Said met in # Meating house 
and to bring in the Cost as a town Charge. 

At a legal Town Meating ^illegible'] held in The Meating House 26 th 
Day of March 1753f 

Henry Carter Chose Moderator for the Present Meating Nobody Contra- 
Samuell Abbot Town Clark 

Bieken Muchemore Henry Carter Richerd Talpey Seelact Men 
Benjaman Dammerall Constable 
Moses Coker & Daniel Grandle Tithing Men 
Cpt Robert Down & Charls Randle Cullers of fish 
Charls Miller Wood Seeler 


This is To Notify all Person that on the Ninth Instant Was taken up 
Between the Isle of Shoales & Rey A Large Gundelow (or Hay Boat) 
By John Ellenwood of the Isle of Shoales it is Soposed it came out of 
Newbury River If any one Can make a Clear Title to Said Boat : With 
Satisfying for Carying And takeing up may have it again 

Gosport Aprill the 12 1753 John Ellenwood 

[To be continued] 



Communicated by J. Gardner Bartlett, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

The first patent granted by the President and Council of New 
England to the company of Merchant Adventurers with whom the 
Plymouth colonists were associated was dated 1 June 1621, J and 
was taken in the name of Mr. John Peirce, " Citizen and Cloth- 
worker of London," and his associates, "by reason," says Gov. 
Bradford, " of aquaintance, and some aliance that some of their 
freinds had with him. But his name was only used in trust. But 
when he saw they were hear hopfully thus seated, and by y° success 
God gave them had obtained y e favour of y e Counsell of New-Eng- 
land, he goes and sues to them for another patent of much larger 
extente (in their names), which was easily obtained. But he mente 
to keep it to him selfe and alow them what he pleased, to hold of 
him as tenants, and sue to his courts as cheefe Lord." (History 
of Plymouth Plantation, p. 167 of the edition published by the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ) This second patent was obtained 

* " Met in " is probably a trial shot at Meeting House. 

fThe entire record of this meeting is much faded, but it stands between 1752 and 

X Published, with an introduction by the late Charles Deane, in 4 Mass. Hist. Soc. 
\Colls. t vol 2, pp. 156-163, and reprinted in various other publications. The original 
patent is preserved in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass. 


148 John Peirce of London . [April 

by Peirce 20 Apr. 1622, and is no longer extant. In that same 
year Peirce set out, in the ship Paragon , on a voyage to New 
England, to bring relief to the colonists at Plymouth, but the ship 
was twice disabled by storms and compelled to abandon the voyage, 
and Peirce incurred great financial loss (ib. y pp. 166-169). 
Controversies arose between Peirce and the Adventurers, as appears 
from the Records of the Council of New England,* and the Adven- 
turers induced him " to assigne over y e grand patente to y e companie, 
which he had taken in his owne name, and made quite voyd our 
former grante. . . . But his unwillingnes to part with his royall 
Lordship, and y e high-rate he set it at, which was 500 11 . which cost 
him but 50 11 ., maks many speake and judg hardly of him." (lb., 
p. 168, letter from England to the Governor, dated 9 Apr. 1623.) 
It does not appear that the Adventurers paid the high price which 
was asked by Peirce for the surrender of this patent of 20 Apr. 
1622, and Peirce himself states that he received no consideration 
for its surrender (vide infra, p. 152), but it is clear that the patent 
was cancelled. (Palfrey's New England, vol. 1, p. 210, note; 
Records of the Council of New England.) Peirce, however, in the 
words of Bradford, " was never quiet, but sued them in most of y e 
cheefe courts in England, and when he was still cast, brought it to 
y e Parlemente. But he is now dead, and I will leave him to y e 
Lord." (History of Plymouth Plantation, pp. 168-169. f) 

The following Chancery Bill, preserved in the Public Record 
Office in London (Chancery Proceedings, Bills and Answers, Bundle 
P. 44, No. 43), presents Peirce's side of the dispute, with many 
interesting details not given elsewhere : 

[illegible] May 1627 

To the right honorable S r Thomas Couentry kn* Lord Keeper of the 
great Seale of England. 

[Humbly] Complaining sheweth unto your good Lordpp Your Orator 
John Peirce Citizen & Cloatli worker of London That whereas our late 
Sou'aig [King James by] his highnes Ires Pattents vnder the great seale 
of England bearing date the third day of Nouember in the eighteenth yeare 
of his Maties Raigne did incorparate [Ludovic] Duke of Lenox & diuers 
other noble & honorable p'sons & others to the number of forty p'sons a body 
politiq & Corparate to haue succession foreu' by the name of [President 
and] Counsell established att Plimouth in the Countie of Deuon for 
the planting rueling & Gou'ning of Newe England in America And thereby 
Constituted the said Duke [of Lenox] P r sident thereof & did therby 
inable them to sue & be sued & purchase lands to them & to their suc- 
cessor for euer — & to haue some Co r poracon seale & to make & enackt 
lawes [and] orders both for the p r seruacon of succession as for the better 
gouerment of the said Corparacon & such as should be afterwards admitted 
into that Company body or society & by the same Ires Pattents did giue 

* Published in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Apr. 24, 1867, 
pp. 91-93. See also Palfrey's New England, vol. 1, p. 210, note. 

f See also The Mayflower Descendant, vol. 5, pp. 79, 81, for mention of Peirce by 
Bradford and by Thomas Fletcher. 

1913] John Peirce of London 149 

vnto the said Corporacon & their successo 1-8 the said place Called new 
England to hold of his Ma tie as of his hono r of East Greenwich whereof 
your Suppliante hauing notice he and some others his then associats before 
the first day of June in the nineteenth yeare of his said late Ma tles Raigne 
att his & their great Costs & Chargs had transported and did vndertake to 
transporte att his & their further Chargs diuerse p'sons to recide & be as in- 
habitants or planto rs in new England aforesaid whereof a great many 
were then & there setled and abideing accordingly & thervpon the said 
p r sident & Councell by their writeing indented under seale bearing date 
aboute June in the Nyneteenth yeare of the Raigne of our said late Sou'aigne 
by & w tb their Common assent & Consent & in Consideracon of thespeciall 
trauaile Costs & paines w cL your Orato r & his associats had taken & beene 
att about therecting of a plantacon in the said new England did grante 
vnto your said orato r & his associates & their hres Certaine p'cells of landes 
in the said place Called new England & diuerse p r uiledges as in the said in- 
denture is expressed w ch if the same were p'duced more p'ticulerly & att 
large would & might appeare w ch plantacon being in great distresse & like to 
p'ish vnlesse a p r sent supplie were speedyly made your Orato r w th his fellowe 
aduenturers although att that tyme but fewe in number as also much dis- 
hartned through many Crosse occurrents especially in respect of a great 
losse sustained by a shipp then lately taken & pillaged by the ffrench etc 
Yet being moued with Commisseracon of y e distressed Condicon of the said 
planters & inhabitants in that place fforraigne and vast desert each one re- 
solued to aduenture somthing for their reliefe p'uided they might send it in 
a shipp of force able to defend herselfe w ch some of monyes att first 
p'pounded to be aduentured Came so farre shorte to p'uide such a shipp as 
p'duced an impossibilitie of p'ceeding att that rate to relieue the said planto 1 " 8 
in that it was not able besides necessary p'uision to p'uide fraight for aboue 
twenty tonnes of goods & thirtie passengers the fraight of all w ch came b«t 
one hundred & fif tie pownds w ch would scarcely pay the sailo rs wags of sucl> 
a shipp for so long a voiage whervpon one Robert Cushman w Hl the know- 
ledge consent & direccon of James Sherly being principall agents for the 
negotiation of the affaires of the said plantacon & w th the knowledge Consent 
& direccon also of one John Thornell John Pococke & others then aduen- 
turers & assistants of & for the said plantation Came to your said Orator 
vpon experience of a former act of his tending to a Supplie to moue him 
your Orato r to undertake the said voiage & p'uide such a shipp of force as 
aforsaid & in the names of the said James Sherly John Thornell John 
Pocok & other the sd aduenturers & assistants & by good & sufficient 
warrant from them agreed & p'mised to & w th your Orator that the said 
aduenturers & assistants and their successo r3 shoulde & would giue your 
Orato r for the p r sent an ordinary p'porcon of three pownds fore the victualls 
& three pownds for the passage of eu'y passenger to goe ou' in the said 
shipp & three pownds for eu'y tonne of goods to be transported in such 
shipp for the then p r sent & needfull supplie of the said plantacon as. also 
whatsoeu' losse should acrewe by the said voiage That they the said 
aduenturers & associates & their successo 1 " 8 in generall should & would beare 
& discharge the same and therof free & recompence your Orat r And 
that your Orat r should not be Charged therew fch w ch p'mise and agreement 
the said aduenturers & associates after wards openly Confessed in their 
publiq meeting vpon w ch your said Orato r Condescended to vndertake the 
said voiage w ch when the aduenturers vnderstood they manyfested great 
thankefullness & seemed to be as men ou'ioyed that your Orator would vn- 

150 John JPeirce of London [April 

dertake so great a worke & p'forme so good an office for them And for 
the hastning of your Orator in the said designes in respect of his ignorance 
in shipping the said aduenturers sent your orato r to one Robert Boorne a 
shipp Carpenter to assist him in hyering a fitt shipp for the voiage but there 
being none att that tyme to be hired but one shipp to be sould your Orat r told 
the said aduenturers that for the buying of a shipp he had nether skill nor 
ready mony whervpon the said aduenturers fearing your Orat r would desist 
and goe no further in that voiage incouraged him not to giue ouer but to 
trust to the honestie & iudgement of the shipp Carpenter And as for the 
monyes they had appointed for the fraight of their goods & passengers they 
would Collect it w th great expedition thereby the better to furnish your 
Orato r w th ready mony to pay for the said shipp & accordingly did Collect 
it & furnish him therew th being fower hundred pownds wanting fortie shil- 
lings or neere therabouts namely for the victualls & passage of forty eight 
p'sons & for the Cariadge of thirty fiue tonnes of goods & for the furnish- 
ing of a Surgian for the said shipp & some other small Charges & your 
Orat r also willed the shipp Carpenter to search the said shipp throughly 
& make her vndoubtebly Compleat & fitt for the said voiage All w ch being 
donne th'aff aires of the plantacon seemed to receaue a newe liffe through 
the daily augmentacon of the number & resolutiones of the aduenturers 
insomuch that their former forlorne aduentures were not only aduanced a 
marke in y e pownde but also their supplie augmented & themselues so in- 
couraged that they builded A shipp att one & the very same tyme Vpon 
w ch the said aduenturers acknowledged that they might all thanke your 
Orato r for that Comfortable p'gresse as also that had not he beene all 
had beene Confounded & to that effect wrote to the said plant rs willing 
them so to esteeme of your Orator & retourne thankes vnto him And 
all things beeing finished & the shipp ready for the said voiage your 
Orato r sett saile about October one thousand six hundred twenty & two 
for & towardes new England aforesaid & being come to the downes & riding 
there to Anchor the shipp in a great storme sprung a leake & your Ora- 
tor retourned w th her to London to mend her where your Orato r out of his 
great Care & for the p r uencon of all further danger of that kinde did not 
for the sparing of his purse stopp that leake only but brought her into a 
dock & expended vpon her and by that occasion aboue two hundred markes 
as appeareth by his accompts of the same And the first of January one 
thousand six hundred twentie & two your Orator sett saile the second 
tyme in the voyage aforesaid & being gonne allmost halfe the way & that 
very successfully it pleased God to raise such a tempest as that for the 
safty of the shipp goods & Hues of the poore passengers so lamentably 
Crying in that heauy distresse many of them being women & Children your 
Orator was forced by the aduice & Common assent of the master & mar- 
iners of & in the said shipp to Cut the maine mast by the bord & retourne 
w th an exceeding great losse And your Orato r Comming into the Porte of 
Portsmouth to refresh their passengers & to fitt his shipp & furnish him- 
selfe w th all things fitting for the p'sequution of his voiage w th all sent a 
messenger vp to London to signifie to the said aduenturers what great dis- 
aster by the vnresistable power of God had befallen him att the hearing 
wherof they were so farre from Commisseracon & p'forming their p'mise 
in bearing all losses accrewing by the said voiage as aforsaid as. that they 
endeauored to their vtmost his vtter ruine & ou'throwe ifor p r suming your 
Orato r had disbursed more then his whole estate about that Crosse voiage 
as also vnderstanding his great deieccon in respect of the hand of God 

1913] John Peirce of London 151 

vpon his good endeauours the said aduenturers tooke their oportunitie & 
sent fower of them to Portsmouth w th Certaine newe p'positions w cb no way- 
Concerned your Orato rs first grownds & t'mes vpon w ch he went saue only 
one w ch was that he should p'sequute his voiage w th all speed & to that 
end inioyned your Orato r to fitt himselfe & his shippe w th in fouerteene dayes 
att the furthest notw th standing they sawe his late Matie had p r ssed att that 
tyme & in that place all the Carpenters in the Contry to fitt out Certaine 
shipps to send to his matie that now is who was then in Spaine & w th all 
the said James Sherley & John Pocock & one Christopher Coulson Willm 
Collyar John Thornell & Robert Keine being some of the said aduenturers 
& assistants sent downe a writt out of the Court of admiraltie to arrest 
your Orato r his shipp and goods w th out any iust or reasonable Cause vpon 
an action of six hundred pownds if your Orato r should refuse to submitt 
to those theire new p'positions the said aduenturers well knoweing your 
Orator in that place to be a meere stanger & therfor not able to put in 
baile & consequently of force must submitt to what soeu r they p'pounded vnto 
w ch p'positions for peace sake your Orato r Condescended as farr as possible 
he Could but not punctually yealding unto them They arrested your 
Orato r his shipp & goods as aforsaid w th out any iust Cause of suite in that 
behalfe but the said fower messengers well p'ceauing the discreetest sorte 
of passengers tooke knowledge of their bitter & harshdealing w th your 
Orato r w th much importunitie att last they were Contented that if your 
Orators brother Richard Peirce would ingage himselfe in six hundred 
pownds that your Orato r should goe safe prisoner to London & there sub- 
mitt himselfe to prison att demand they would except his securitie in 
steed of baile & accordingly your said Orators brother did ingage him- 
selfe for him your said Orator your Orato agreeing vndertakeing & 
p'mising in Consideracon therof to free & saue harmeles his said brother 
touching the same & shortly after when your Orato 1 ' was Come to London 
the said James Sherley John Pocock Willm Colliar John Thornell & the 
rest of the said aduenturers to Couer & Collour their former vniust p r ceed- 
ings that the world should take no notice or knowledge therof p r tended other 
vniust Causes of their said arest & made a great Clamo r against your Ora- 
tor for some supposed vniust dealing touching the said plantacon & vn- 
truely p r tended That your Orato r had not fullfilled his bargaine but broken 
some coven a nts and donne great wronge vnto them and that hee owed them 
great sumes of money and how that all that eu' he had was not inoughe to 
satisfie them, All w cb p r tences neu'theless of the said adventurers were alto- 
gether false and to the intente that w th the more colour they might wrest 
yo r orators voyage from him thereby thinkeinge to free them selues from 
theire fore named agreem 1 & p'mises of bearinge all losse they clamorouslye 
cried out against yo r orato 1-8 shippe that she was soe ould and rotten as that 
she was good for nothinge but to be pulled in peeces by all w ch yo r orator 
well p'ceauinge they aymed all the while at theire owne ends though to his 
ruyne yor [sic'] to p'vente them yo r orato r offered them day by day vpon 
good security to compromitte all differences and w tL all expedicon to make 
ready his shipp & all things fitt for the p'sequution of his voiage beyond all 
excepcon & that in the iudgement of workmen And not so alone but to 
buy his peace and to giue them Content your Orator offered to imploy his 
owne shipp otherwaies & hyere another shipp for their vse p'uided the 
aduenturers would lend him but three hundred pownds for three six 
moneths vpon securitye of three hundred pownds w ch your Orator had 
then in ioint stock of & w tb the said aduenturers touching the plantacon 

152 John Peirce of London [April 

aforsaid w ch offers the also refused, as not being th'ends they aymed att 
And therfor seeing by their rigorous Courses they Could effect nothing & 
w th all p v ceiuing your Orato r8 brother Richard Peirce was a great Comfort to 
your said Orator in his troubles The said James Sherley w th the rest of 
the said aduenturers endeauoured to insinuate themselues into the good 
opinion of him the said Richard Peirce p r tending vnto him great loue vnto 
your Orator And that if the said Richard would p'cure your Orato r to de- 
liuer vpp vnto them the said aduenturers a pattent or grante w ch your Ora- 
tor had takenn from the fornamed p r sident & Councell dated the twenty- 
eth day of A prill in the twenty eth yeare of the raigne of the said late King 
James as also his three hundred pownds aduenture & giue ou' his voiage 
& stand to their Courtosie how well they would deale w lh your Orato r the 
said Richard should then see their good intendments to wards your Orato r 
and how bountifully they would deale w th him & therevpon they drewe a 
note or writing to that effect willing the said Richard first to subscribe the 
said note thereby the better to induce your said Orato 1 ' to doe the like w cb 
being donne they sent the said note vnto your Orator to vnderwrite it also 
w cL note when your Orator sawe he note only refused to subscribe it but w th 
great discontent Cancelled it & sent it them back againe yet afterwards 
in respect of their large p'testacons p r uailed w th yo r Orat 1 ' 8 brother to enter 
into bond of 500 n that your Orator should deliuer vpp the fornamed p r mis- 
es absolutely into their handes & stand to their Courtosie as aforesaid not- 
w Ul standing they well knewe it was against the will & knowledge of your 
said Orato r by Collour of w ch bond & other the p r mises your Orat r w th his 
shipp & goods being vnder an arrest was drawen & Compelled to assign 
ouer his said grante or pattent to the said James Sherley w th an acknow- 
ledgement of the receipt of a valewable Consideracon when there was not 
any Consideracon att all giuen or paid for the same by Collour also of w ch 
bond & other the p r mises they detained & doe detaine from your Orato r 
his said aduenture of three hundred pownds w ch he would have sold to sup- 
plie his wants And also the said aduenturers went downe to Portsmouth 
& tooke their goods out of your Orators shipp & storehouse there & ou'- 
threwe his voiage about w ch he was so greatly ingaged & damnified by 
w ch voiage your Orato r might vnder God haue recou'ed all his former 
losses that nether your Orator nor aduenturers needed not to haue receaued 
any losse thereby & when they had brought their ends to passe & taken all 
the forenamed p r mises from your Orat or w th out any recompence or Consid- 
eracon nether yor Orato r nor his brother Could p r uaile w th them to p'f orme 
their fornamed agreements & p'mises yet not denying but del a ying him 
from tyme to tyme vntil att last your Orator being wearied w th words & 
tedious delaies for allmost the space of a yeare & well p'ceauing as he all- 
wayes feared their great p'mises to your Orat 1 " 8 brother to be but meere 
delutions for their owne ends & his Circumuencon your Orato r vnder- 
standing of the said aduenturers meeting togeather Came vnto them desier- 
ing them to delay him no longer but finish the difference betweene them & 
for that purpose put the matter to arbitrement vnto w ch they all Conde- 
scended saue only the said James Sherley who willed your orato r to dep'te 
the Rome & they would Consider of an answeare but Caling him in againe 
they vtterly refused to submitte thervnto Neu'theless after wards through 
much importunitie they were Contented & did yeald to referre thending the 
differencs betweene them & your Orato r vnto m r John White m r Willm 
Warren m r John ffarrar & m r Robert Alden but bonds being made & ex- 
pired they refused to be further bound whervpon your Orator peticoned 

1913] John JPeirce of London 153 

his Matie who most graciously referred the mediacon thereof to a worthy 
Commission who were the same p'sons amongst others p r elected on both 
sides to he arhitrato r8 w th your Orato r nominated thereby to auoide all 
shewe of p'tialitie w ch Commiss 1-8 notw lb standing all that the aduenturer9 
Could say det'myned that they ought in Conscience to giue vnto your Orator 
a Competent recompence in respect of the great losses your Orato 1 " had re- 
ceaued by the hand of God as aforsaid but the said aduenturers refused to 
submitt to the Censure of the Commiss rs though your Orato r offered to giue 
them good securitie to stand to their award whervpon your Orator requested 
the said James Sherley John Pocock & John Thornell in the p r sence of the 
said Commiss 1-3 that they would be pleased to ioyne w th yo r Orato r & Come 
to a speedy & iudiciall hearing in some legall Coarse w th out p'traccon of 
tyme & vnnecessarie expence of monyes your Orator being poore & no 
way able to wage lawe w th a number so many & potent vnto w ch they 
answeared your Orator they Could not tell whither they would or no where- 
upon the Commiss 18 surceassed to trauaile any further in the said difference 
& many other Courses your orator hath taken for the p'curing of a peaceable 
end & for the recou'y of the losses & damags he hath sustained by the in- 
direct & vniust dealing of the said aduenturers by w ch your Orato 1 ' hath 
beene damnified about two Thousand pownds to his vtter vndoeing by sides 
the dammags your Orato 1 " hath sustained in his Creditt & reputacon of hi3 
honestie who formerly liued in good repute & sett aboue one hundred people 
one worke & albeit yo r Orato r haue often in most gentill & frindly manner re- 
quested & required the said aduenturers to discharge yo r Orato" said brother 
of his said ingagem* for your Orato 1- & to satisne yo r Orator for his said 
damags sustained by them sundry waves in the said voiage & also to make 
good & restore vnto yo r Orat r the benifitt of the said grant & pattent so 
vnduely & w th out valewable Consideracon obtained & taken from your 
Orator as aforesaid according as it was then worth when it was taken from 
your Orato r & to satisne & pay to your Orato r the said aduenture of three 
hundred powndes after the rate the same was then worth when it was so 
taken from your Orator together w th reasonable damags for the long for- 
bearance & detaining therof the said three hundred pounds being taken 
& withholden from yo r Orato 5 " w ni out any iust reasonable or valewable 
Cause or Consideracon whatsoeu' yet the same requests or any of them to 
doe or p'forme they the said James Sherley John Pocock Christopher 
Coulson Willm Collyar John Thornell & Robert Keine being the aduen- 
turers aforsaid haue refused & still doe refuse to doe Contrarie to all 
equitie & good Conscience for w cl1 neu'thelesse your Orator is remedylesse 
saue in this Course of peticon in equity to your Lordpp & therfore the 
p r mises Considered May it please your Lordpp to grante vnto your Orator 
his Maties most gracious writt of Spea* to be directed to the said James 
Sherley John Pocock Christopher Coulson Willm Colliar John Thornell 
& Robert Keine & to eu'y of them thereby Commanding them & eu'y of 
them att a Certaine day and under a Certaine paine therin to be lymited 
by your Lordpp p'sonally to be and appeare before your Lordpp in his 
Maties high Court of Chancery then & there to answeare the p r mises & to 
stand & abide such order & direccon therin as your Lordpp shall think 
meete & your Orato c shall eu' pray for your Lordpp's p'speritie 

Jo : Glanuill : f 

* Abbreviation for " subpoena." 

f The name of a clerk of the Court. 

154 The English Shermans [April 



By Thomas Townsend Sherman, A.B., LL.B., of Eye, N. Y. 

For many years it has been supposed that Henry Sherman of 
Dedham, co. Essex, whose will is dated 21 Aug. 1610 (Register, 
vol. 50, p. 285), married Susan Hills, as in his will he mentions 
"Gilbert Hills my brother in law." Susan Sherman, Henry's 
widow, in her will dated 31 Aug. 1610 (ib., p. 286), refers to "my 
brother Gilber Hilles." But Mr. Clarence A. Torrey of Chicago 
has discovered in the parish register of Moze, co. Essex, p. 27 of 
Crisp's edition, a record as follows : 

"Henry sherma & susau Lawrance were Maryed y e 14 of Junij 1568." 

Moze is about ten miles southeast of Dedham. This must be the 
marriage of the Henry Sherman in question, for he also mentions in 
his will "my brother Lawrence of Esthorpe" (co. Essex). Gilbert 
Hills probably married a sister of Susan, Henry Sherman's wife. 
The Moze register does not show the baptism of Susan Lawrance, 
but gives the baptism of Ann, daughter of John Lawrance, 21 May 
1548, and of Thomas, son of John Lawrance, 21 May 1551. Per- 
haps Susan was a daughter of John. It also records the burial of 
Joane Hills, daughter of Gilbert Hills, 17 Dec. 1560, and the bap- 
tism of Gylbart Hill, son of Gylbart Hill, 21 Oct. 1554. There 
are other Hill entries. Several entries relate to members of the 
Gallaway family, and " my cousin Edmund Gallaway " is mentioned 
in the will of Henry and in that of Susan Sherman. Henry Sher- 
man's first child Phebe, who married Simon Fenn of Dedham, was 
baptized at Dedham 1 May 1570 (Register, vol. 50, p. 415). 

The will of Thomas Wace of Eye, co. Suffolk, yeoman, dated 
22 June 1533 and proved 5 Mar. 1538 (P. C. C, Crumwell, 12), 
mentions his wife Elene, brother Simon Wace, and John, Simon's 
son, appoints Robert Kene of Thrandeston and Thomas Sherman 
of Yaxley executors, and gives to his goddaughter Dorothy Kene 
and his godson Henry Sherman a legacy of 6s. 8d. each. This 
is Thomas Sherman of Yaxley, co. Suffolk, whose will is dated 20 
Jan. 1550/1 (Register, vol. 54, p. 153) ; and Henry Sherman is 
his son, afterwards of Dedham and Colchester, whose will is dated 
20 Jan. 1589/90 (ib. 9 vol. 50, p. 281). 

An article by the late Charles A. White (Register, vol. 51, 
p. 357) describes the tombstone in the churchyard at Dedham, 
England, of Edmund Sherman, who died in 1742, and the Sherman 
arms thereon, which are similar to those of the Yaxley Shermans, 
and states that the vicar shows an amusing letter from Gen. William 
T. Sherman about this stone. The subject of the tombstone was not 
an ancestor of the General, who was descended from Edmund's 

1913] The English Shermans 155 

brother Samuel. In answer to an inquiry about the General's letter, 
his son, Hon. Philemon Tecumseh Sherman, writes as follows : 

" I have no record of the story about the Dedham tombstone, but merely 
my recollection of my father's story, which was as follows : Once when 
especially pestered with demands upon his purse, my father received a 
letter from the Rector or Curate of Dedham, stating that the tomb of my 
father's supposed ancestor, Edmund Sherman, in the churchyard, was out 
of repair, and asking him for a small contribution to restore it. My father 
answered impatiently that he could not be held responsible for the tombs 
of his ancestors back to Adam, that he believed that by that time Edmund 
Sherman didn't care whether he had a tombstone or not, but that he would 
be satisfied if his grave was undisturbed, and moreover that when he (my 
father) was in England, he had looked for Dedham and couldn't find it. 
That letter was written on a full sheet of paper, with the heading i Head- 
quarters, Army of the United States,' neatly filled the center of the sheet, 
and was subscribed ' W. T. Sherman, General,' and consequently was in 
the most desirable form for an autograph. In due time my father received 
a letter from the minister at Dedham thanking him for the letter, and 
saying that it had been sold for £2 for an autograph, which money had 
been applied towards restoring the tombstone. Doubtless I have the story 
more or less incorrectly ; but you may use it if you wish, as it is substan- 
tially true." 

A water-color emblazonment of a coat of arms, which has de- 
scended to the writer from his great-grandfather, Hon. Roger 
Sherman, who died in 1793, has beneath it this description: 'He 
beareth Or, a Lion rampant Sable between three leaves proper. 
Crest, on a wreath, a Sea Lion Or, by the name of Sherman." 
These arms are practically the same as those of the Dedham and 
Yaxley Shermans. 

Messrs. Lea and Hutchinson have recently sent the following 
additional Sherman entries from the parish register of Dedham, co. 
Essex :* 

Dedham Parish Register 


1650 Samuel son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 8 September. 

1650 Anna daughter of Edward and Martha Sherman 9 February [1 650/1]. 

1651 Ezekiel son of Ezekiel and Martha Sherman 1 February [1651/2]. 

1652 Judeth daughter of Samuel and Mary Sherman 5 December. 

1653 John son of Daniel and Elizabeth Sherman 27 November. 
1655 Esther daughter of Samuel and Mary Sherman 15 April. 

1657 Samuel son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 19 July. 

1658 John son of John and Susan Sherman 26 September. 

1659 Sarah daughter of Samuel and Mary Sherman 28 August. 

1661 Mark son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 15 November. 

1662 Edmond son of Edmond Sherman the elder 6 July. 

1663 John son of Samuel and Mary Sherman 25 February [1663/4]. 

1664 John son of Edmund and Grace Sherman 21 August. 
1666 Edmund son of Edmund Sherman junior and Mary 6 July. 
1666 Martha daughter of Edmund and Grace Sherman 28 September. 

* See Register, vol. 66, pp. 324-326. 

156 The English Shermans [April 

1669 Edmund son of Edmund and Grace Sherman 25 November. 

1672 Beazalel son of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 11 February 

1672 Mary daughter of Mr. Edmund Sherman and Sarah 12 March 


1674 Susanna daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 18 October. 

1675 Esther daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 6 February 


1676 Cristian daughter of Daniel and Cristian Sherman 11 March 


1678 Elizabeth daughter f Daniel and Christian Sherman 23 July. 

1679 Anne daughter of Nathaniel and Susanna Sherman 7 December. 

1680 Henry son of Edmund and Martha Sherman 11 April. 
1680 Mary daughter of Daniel and Christian Sherman 13 May. 


1656 Henry Davy, single, and Martha Sherman, single, at Colchester 19 

1656 John Wall of Stratford in Suffolk, single, and Debora Sherman of 

this parish, single, at Colchester 24 June. 
1656 Edmond Sherman, widower, of this parish and Grace Stevens of 

Stratford, single, at Bilston 8 December. 
1658 Martin Garwood, widower, and Priscilla Sherman, single, both of 

this parish, 25 March. 

1683 William Sherman, widower, and Priscilla Garwood, widow, 11 Sep- 


1684 Joseph Nichols of St. Peter's, Colchester, and Christian Sherman of 

this parish, both single, 17 July. 
1690 Edmund Sherman of ys parish and Sarah Woodgate of East Berg- 
holt, single persons, 3 July. 

1690 George Larret and Martha Sherman of this parish, single persons, 2 


1691 Libbeus Sherman, widower, and Susan Thorpe, single, both of this 

parish, 27 October. 
1693 Edmund Sherman, single, and Sarah Blumfield, widow, of this par- 
ish, 18 May. 

1693 Nathaniel Sherman and Susan Sharpe 18 January [1693/4]. 

1694 William Sherman and Sarah Sharpe 5 June. 

1697 Mr. Milton and Christian Sherman 12 October. 

1698 Parker Death and Martha Sherman 6 November. 

1712 Edmund Sherman and Sarah Burage of this parish, single persons, 

29 June. 
1715 Edmund Sherman, widower, and Mary Freeman 24 January 



1586 Henry son of Edmund Sherman 1 January [1586/7]. 

1650 Judeth daughter of Edward Sherman 26 November. 

1650 Anna daughter of Edward Sherman 26 February [1650/1]. 

1652 Samuel son of Samuel Sherman 9 March [1652/3]. 

1653 Ezekiel Sherman 21 January [1653/4]. 

1656 John Sherman was buried about ys time [i. e., 5 October] \_sic~\. 
1656 Widow of John Sherman 22 June [sicj. 

1913] The English Shermans 157 

1656 Wife of Edmond Sherman "about the 8th day" of September. 

1656 Ezekiel Sherman 9 January [1656/7]. 

1657 Daniel Sherman 31 March. 

1660 Edmond Sherman 5 February [1660/1]. 

1661 Susan daughter of Widow Sherman 28 June. 
1661 Widow of Henry Sherman 14 July. 

1661 Hannah Sherman 3 January [1661/2]. 

1663 John son of Mr. Samuel Sherman 18 March [1663/4]. 

1664 Edmond son of Edmond Sherman 25 October. 

1665 Anne Sherman 26 June. 

1674 Mr. Edm : Sherman clericus 15 December. 

1675 Nathaniel Sharman 9 April. 

1676 Nathaniel Sherman singleman 8 May. 
1680 Henry Sherman 20 October.. 

1680 Henry Sherman of Boxted 30 October. 

1681 Martha daughter of Libbeus Sherman 1 June. 
1681 Mr. Samuel Sherman 17 February [1681/2]. 

1714 Sarah wife of Edmund Sherman 26 January [1714/15]. 

1734 Mrs. Mary Sherman 31 January [1734/5]. 

1741 Mr. Edmund Sherman Governor* 11 January [1741/2]. 

Prof. Frank Dempster Sherman of Columbia University, who for 
several years has been accumulating a vast amount of information 
about the Sherman family, has furnished the following abstract of the 
will of Samuel Sherman, son of the above-mentioned Henry Sher- 
man of Dedham and Susan Lawrance his wife. He was the father 
of Philip Sherman, who was baptized at Dedham 15 Feb. 1610/11 
(Kegister, vol. 24, p. 64, vol. 50, p. 416), married Sarah Odding, 
came to New England in 1634, afterwards went to Rhode Island, 
and was one of the purchasers of Aquidneck. 

The Will of Samuel Sherman of Dedham and Ardley,t co. Essex, 
20 January 1615/16. To Philipp my well beloved wife lands ... in the 
parish of Dedham. To Henry my sonne, after decease of my wife, my 
customary messuage, called Hardinges in Dedham, where Thomas Cole 
now dwelleth, together with 2 acres nearby, and two fields, one of them 
lying next the Heathe called Dedham Heath (about 4 acres) and the other 
lying between last-recited field and a close or field called Poppes field 
(about 4 acres). To Phillipp my sonne and to Samuel my sonne, after 
decease of my wife, all that messuage or dwelling house wh cl1 was some 
tyme John Wrenches, where I late dwelt in Dedham. Further to son 
Samuel, after the decease of my wife, all that orchard lying at the east 
end of the barn therewith, one close called Poppes field (about 4 acres), 
and one close called Bushie field, parcel of the tenement Hardings adjoining 
to the nether end of the said Popes field, and seven roods of meadow in a 
place in Dedham called Coxpittes. To Phillipp my sonne, after decease 
of my wife, five closes of land ... in the tenure and possession of Lionel 
Cheute (about 8 acres), parcel of lands late John Wrenches. To Mary 
and Martha my daughters, to either of them £40 at age of twenty years. 
To wife Philipp all household goods. Philipp, my wife, and John Upp- 

* Probably governor of the local grammar-school, 
f Ardleigh is about 2£ miles southwest of Dedham. 

158 Prince- Wood and Br enton Bible Records [April 

cheire of Dedham, my brother-in-law, to be executors. To the poor of 
Ardley 15s. To Mr. John Rogers of Dedham 20s. Witnesses : Rob't 
Warde, Henry Sharman, John Ward, Ezeckiell Sherm a , George Hudson. 
Nathaniel Hecksor of Ardley, yeoman, overseer. Proved 2 March 161 5/16, 
"iuramento Johniis Upcher, executoris &c. et Jacobi Thwaites, peuris 
Phillippa Sherman etc. Executrice &c." (Archdeaconry of Colchester, 
1585-1614, Cooke, 31.)* 

The following is an abstract of the will of Faith Sherman, widow 
of William of Ipswich who died 1 June 1583 and whose will is 
dated 28 May 1583 (Register, vol. 54, p. 158). 

The Will of Faith Sherman of Ipswich, widow, 12 September 1605. 
Son John, son-in-law Christopher Ballard, grandchild Robert Duck when 
twenty-one, daughter Margaret Duck, daughter Faith Ballard, and son 
John's wife. To grandchildren William, John, Cave, and Thomas Sher- 
man, four sons of John, £5 each when twenty-one. To grandchildren Amy 
and Faith Browne £10 each when twenty-one. To John, Tobias, and 
Elizabeth, children* of daughter Ballard. Son Richard, and daughter-in- 
law, wife of Richard Sherman. Executors : nephew Mr. John Lany, son 
John, and Christopher Ballard. Supervisors : John Lany, Esq., and 
Thomas Clenche, Esq. Witnesses: Bass Lany, Anthony Morse, and 
others. Proved 6 May 1607. (Bishop's Court, Norwich.) " 


Communicated by Trist Wood, Esq., of New Orleans, La. 

The Bible from which the following record has been copied was 
published in 1716, and was at one time owned by Isaac Prince of 
Newport, R. I., who died in 1719. f The Bible afterwards passed 
by marriage into the possession of Caleb Godfrey of Newport, and 
when his daughter Elizabeth Godfrey was married to Capt. Peleg 
Wood of Newport, it came into the latter 's hands. Capt. Peleg 
Wood married first the above-mentioned Elizabeth Godfrey, secondly 
Mary Wickham, and thirdly Mrs. Margaret Cooke. In the Wood 
family the Bible descended to the late Commander John Taylor 
Wood, C. S. Navy, a grandson of President Zachary Taylor. Com- 
mander Wood, who had married and lived in the South, served in 
the Civil War on the staff of his uncle by marriage, Jefferson Da- 
vis, and commanded the Tallahassee, After the war he found an 
asylum at Halifax, N. S., where he died in 1904. The Bible is now 
in the possession of Commander Wood's daughters. 

The Woods of Newport, unlike their Brenton, Wickham, and 

*This will is sealed with a seal which seems to be the sea-lion of the Sherman 

f Isaac Prince of Hull, Mass., son of Elder John, married Mary Turner, and had a 
son Isaac, born 9 Oct. 1682 (Hull Vital Records, p. 31). Whether this last-mentioned 
Isaac was the Isaac of Newport who owned the Bible has not yet been determined,. 

1913] Prince- Wood and Brenton Bible Records 159 

Halliburton kindred {vide infra, p. 161), took service on the side 
of the Colonies in the Revolution. 

The record in this Bible is in a somewhat mutilated condition. 
Words that are missing in the text have been restored, so far as 
possible, either from information afforded by the context or from 
other authentic records, all such words being enclosed within brack- 
ets. Brackets are also used to enclose the numbers of the pages of 
the original record. 


[I* was] maryed to Abigaill Chapman ye 9 day of [August 1708] 

We lived to getber five years and 2 months and six days Shee died ye 1 6 

day of October 1713 a fry day Night abought Tenn of ye Clock. Shee 

was abought 22 years of her Age. 
The first childe I had by her was a son Heavy [sic] Born ye 17 or 18 Day 

of Aprill 1711 and Died ye Same Day. 
My Daughter Abigaill Prince Was Born ye 16 Day of May In ye year of 

oure Lord 1712 
I was Maryed to Elesabeth Paine| ye 30 Day of January 1717/8. I 

lived a Widower 4 years 3 Mounths. 
Caleb Godfrey and Abigail Prince was maryed October ye 8 th 1730 
My son Caleb Godfrey was born May ye 15 th 1732 Munday at f after 

12 of [ye] Clock at noon 


[Abigail P]rince was born May ye 16 1712 

[Caleb Godfrey] & Abigail Prince was Maryed [October ye 8 th 1]730 

[My son Cale]b$ Godfrey w r as born May ye 15 th [mutilated]^ J after 

12 d§ noon 
[My daughter Ab]igail Godfrey was born Jan ye 10 th [mutilated] nine 

Munday morning 
[My son Isaac Prin]ce Godfrey was born May ye 25 th [mutilated] Fryday 

[My son John Godfr]ey was born September ye 2 th 1740 [mutilated'] 

esday noon 
[My daughter E]lisabeth Godfrey was born [mutilated] Saterclay Between 

6 & 7 in ye morning [mutilated] 1742 
[My daughter Ma]ry Godfrey was born April [mutilated] d§ J after Twelve 

or one oclock 
[My daughter Ruth] Godfrey was born April [mutilated] Wednesday at 12 

at noon 
[My daughter Lydia] Godfrey was born July [mutilated "| half after nine 

in ye morning 

* Isaac Prince. 

t After the death of Isaac Prince in 1719 she married (2) 12 Jan. 1724/5 Samuel 

% In the registers of Trinity Church, Newport, the following baptisms are recorded, 
the names of the parents of those baptized not appearing: Caleb Godfrey, 29 May 
1732; Abigail Godfrey, 6 Feb. 1737; John Godfrey, 12 Oct. 1740; Elizabeth Godfrey, 
19 Sept. 1742; Mary Godfrey, 14 Apr. 1745; Ruth Godfrey, 3 May 1746; Lydia God- 
frey, 5 Aug. 1750; William Godfrey, 26 July 1752. The record of the baptism of Isaac 
Prince Godfrey cannot bo found in the Trinity Church registers; but from this bap- 
tismal record it is possible to supply the missing names of the other children whose 
births are recorded in the Bible. 

§ Perhaps intended for "at." 

160 Prince- Wood and Br enton Bible Records [April 

[My son William] Godfrey was born July ye 8 th 1752 [mutilated'] after 
[mutilated [Godfjrey Decreased] mutilated] 

[The left side and the foot of this page have been torn off.] 


Peleg Wood was Married to Elizabeth Godfrey [13 th ] Day of January 

My son William Wood was born April 6 half a hour after six oclock 

Fryday evening 1761 
My son Peleg Wood was born April 21 Three quarters after Nine oclock 

Monday Evening 1766 
My son John Wood was born April 25 th half after Ten oclock Tuesday 

morning 1770 
My son Joseph Wood was born Sept 6 th half after seven oclock Thusday 

morning 1772 
My son Godfrey Wood was born Ma [mutilated] after Eleven at night on 

Monday 1775 
My daughter Betsy Wood was born [ November 28 th 1779*] Between 

six & seven oclock Sunday 
My Wife Elizabeth Wood Departed [this life] Febuary 3 rd 1785 between 

Ten & [Eleven oclock ?] Thursday morning A[ged 42 years and] 5 

Caleb Godfrey Departed this [mutilated] on Saturday half after Twelve 
My daughter was born Ma [mutilated] at night 17 [mutilated] still Bor[n] 


Isaac Prince Godfrey & Penelope [Pelham] Cowley was marryed March 

the six 1765 
Ruth Sweet Departed this life Januar}^ 27 th 1782 on Sunday morning half 

after Ten oclock aged Thirty Four years and Nine months. 
[My] mother Mary Woodf Departed this life [mutilated]^ 1784 
[Peleg] Wood was married to Mary [Wickham] August 17 1786 
[My daughjter Mary W^ood wash born [July 18 1787*] Thursday evening 
[My son B.] W. Wood$ wash born September [mutilated [1790] mu- 
tilated] Eight in the evening 
[My wife Mary] Wood departed this life [September 9 1790 Sa]turday 
morning half [mutilated] Aged Thirty four years 

[About the middle of the Bible, on the margin at the bottom of a page, 
are these two lines.] 
P. Wood§ Born March 3 rd 1741 
P. Wood Married to Margret Cooke April 2 nd 1797 

* Date of birth supplied from baptismal record, Trinity Church, Newpoi't, which 
reads: "Aug. 15 1787 Elizabeth daughter of Peleg and Elizabeth Wood (born Nov. 
28, 1779) and Mary daughter of said Peleg and Mary his wife, born July 18 th 1787. 
Sponsors, Thomas Wickham, Hanna Wickham, Sarah Wickham and Lydia Stevenson." 
Arnold, therefore, in Vital Records of Rhode Island, vol. 10, p. 535, gives the Trinity 
Church record incorrectly when he represents both these daughters (Elizabeth and 
Mary) of Peleg Wood as his daughters by his wife Elizabeth, whereas, although the 
two were baptized on the same day, one was by his deceased wife Elizabeth Godfrey 
and the other by his then living wife Mary Wickham. 

f Mother of Peleg Wood, one of the owners of the Bible. 

X The registers of Trinity Church, Newport, show the baptism, 28 Sept. 1790, of 
Benjamin Wickham Wood, son of Peleg and Mary Wood, and the burial, 19 Jan. 1813, 
of Wickham Wood, aged 22. 

§ Peleg Wood, one of the owners of the Bible. 

1913] Genealogical Research in England 161 


The Brenton Bible, from which the following brief record has 
been copied, was owned by William Brenton of Newport, B.. I., a 
brother of Bear- Admiral Brenton of the British Navy and an uncle 
of Sir Jahleel Brenton, both natives of Newport. He belonged to 
a Loyalist or Tory family, and the Wickhams, his wife's family, were 
also Loyalists. The dates of the births of William Brenton's chil- 
dren show that towards the close of the Be volution he left New- 
port, and after a sojourn in New York proceeded to Halifax, N. S. 
The Bible afterwards passed into the possession of the Wood family, 
and descended to the late Commander John Taylor Wood, the owner 
of the Prince- Wood Bible. 

Jack -son of William & Frances Brenton born 28 th August 1782 Wednes- 

dav at N. York. 
William Brenton married to Frances Wickham daughter of Capt. Benj. 

Wickham* Newport Rhd. Island. 24 th Feb. 1779 by the Rev. Mr. James 

14 tb Feb 1780 a son — still born at Newport Rd. Is. 
28 th August 1782 Jack Brenton born N. York Wed 4 Oclk 
16 th April 1784 William " " at Halifax Fry day 1 Oclk 

2 nd July 1786 Benj. Wickham Brenton born at Halifax Sunday Eve 7 

Oclk— Died 3 rd Aug 1786 Thursday 
William Brenton departed this life April the 17 th 1804 in the 55 year of 

his age 
Benj. Wickhamf departed this life January the 16 - 1804 in 57 year of 

his age 
Sarah Wood! Departed Widow of the late Capt. William Wood departed 

this life Feb 6 th 1838 in the 78 year of her age 


Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by the Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 48] 


The Will of William Robinson of Tenterden in the County of Kent, 
husbandman, 26 June 1625. To my son William Robinson all my hus- 
bandry tools, a bed furnished, one acre of wheat next to the wood in a 
field containing four acres, and 20s. If he be not satisfied but claim £10 
which I partly promised him, then he shall have but 10s. of the above be- 
quest, the rest to be given to my wife Constance. To my daughter Eales 

* Afterwards colonel, and speaker of the Rhode Island House of Deputies. Frances 
Wickham was a daughter by his second wife, Mary Gardner. 

t Col. Benjamin Wickham, an officer in the English army, son of Col. Benjamin and 
Mary (Gardner) Wickham. 

X Youngest child of Col. Benjamin and Mary (Gardner) Wickham. Her husband, 
Capt. William Wood, was a son of Peleg Wood (one of the owners of the Prince-Wood 
Bible) and his wife Elizabeth Godfrey. {Vide supra, p. 160.) 

162 Genealogical Research in England [April 

Wilverden 6s. 8d., and to her two children John and Elizabeth Wilverden 
4s. each. To my daughter Lidia Robinson £5 at her age of twenty-one 
or day of marriage, and if she die before said age, reversion to my son 
William and my wife Constance, equally divided. The residue of my 
goods and chattels to my wife Constance, whom I make my executrix. 
Witnesses : Nathaniel Tilden,* William Glover, John Huckstepp, and 
Robert Haffinden. Proved 3 June 1626 by the relict and executrix 
named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 65, fo. 163.) 

Austen Entries in the Parish Registers of Tenterden, co. Kent! 


1628 Marie daughter of Jonas Austen 24 August. 

1629 Jonas son of Jonas Austen 28 February [1629/30]. 
1632 Mary daughter of Jonas Austen 5 August. 

1626 Jonas Austen and Constance Robinson 22 January [1626/7]. 

1629 Mary daughter of Jonas Austen 18 December. 

Austen Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts! 
of Staplehurst, co. Kent, 1538-1630 

1538 Yden daughter of Ja[mes] Austen christened 18 November. 

1539 Annes wife of Jamys Awsten buried 11 September. 

1541 Poenall son of Jamis Austin christened 2 February [1541/2]. 

1543 John son of James Austen christened 19 August. 

1543 John son of James Austen buried 19 August. 

1543 William Asten and Jone Longle married 28 January [1543/4]. 

1544 Thomas Asten and Jone Pyckkynden virgin married 27 July. 
1544 Percy vail son of Wyllyam Asten christened 1 November. 
1544 Thomas son of Jamis Asten christened 12 November. 

1544 Stephen Asten and Margaret Wrigley "yongfolkes" married 18 

1544 Willyam son of Stephen Asten christened 19 November. 
1544 percyvall son of William Asten buried 21 November. 
1544 Wyllyam son of Stephen Asten buried 1 January [1544/5]. 

1544 Wyllyam Asten and Margery Symon "yong f olkes " married 26 

January [1544/5]. 

1545 John son of Thomas Asten christened 15 July. 
1545 Simon son of William Asten christened 13 October. 

1545 Robert Asten servant buried 21 February [1545/6]. 

1546 Katherin daughter of Stephen Asten christened 16 May. 

1546 Symon son of Williyam Asten " about ij yeres off age " buried 21 

February [1546/7]. 

1547 Richard son of Stephen Asten christened 28 February [1547/8]. 

1548 Roberth son of Thomas Asten christened 28 May. 

* Emigrant to New England, Mar. 1634/5. 

t Between 1544 and 1640 there are over two hundred Austen entries in the Tenter- 
den registers ; but none except those given here appear to apply to the emigrant 
Jonas Austen or his family. 

iFrom registers to 1596; from transcripts to 1627. 

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1548 Roberth son of Thomas Asten buried 31 May. 

1549 Thomas son of Thomas Asten taylor christened 23 June. 
1549 Richarde son of James Asten christened 1 January [1549/50]. 
1549 Edward son of Stephen Asten laborer christened 21 February 


1549 Godlif wife to James Asten buried 21 February [1549/50]. 

1550 Margaret wife of Stephen Asten buried 2 May. 

1550 Edward son of Stephen Asten laborer born 21 February last past 

buried 4 August. 

1551 " Was Maried Stevyn Asten Widoer unto Elsabetht bassocke syngle- 

woma' "16 November. 

1552 Kateryn daughter of Thomas Awsten christened 3 June. 

1552 Joanne daughter of Stevon Awsten christened 1 January [1552/3]. 

1553 Christoffer son of Thomas Awstin christened 20 March [1553/4]. 

1554 " The xvi day of July was Chrystened Gerves Austin the Sonne of 

Stepefane Austen." 
1554 James son of James Austin [christened?] 16 July. 

1556 John Reder child of James Asten christened 28 July. 

1557 Margery daughter of stevyn Asten christened 26 March ; godfather 

Robert Bassock, godmothers Elizabeth Carter and Tonasyn Borag. 
1557 Agnes daughter of Alexander Berye christened 24 June ; godfather 

John Austen, godmothers Agnes Vyny and Katherine Gararde. 
1557 " Humatum corpus Stephani Asten" 17 November. 

1559 James Asten widower and Agnes Merian born at Boughton quarrie 

married 12 February [1559/60]. 

1560 Laurence son of Laurence Asten christened 19 July. 
1560 Laurence son of Laurence Asten christened 30 August. 

1560 Augustyne supposed son of James Asten and Deonice Hughes single- 

woman christened 1 December. 

1561 Willm Eden and Elizabeth Asten widow married 14 January 


1562 Rycharde Awsten a child buried 5 January [1562/3]. 

1564 Walter son of Thomas Austen christened 10 September. 

1565 Henry son of James Austen christened 12 August. 

1565 Myghell Draner and Agnes Austin widow of the parish of Louse 
[Looze] married 25 November. 

1565 Margery Asten "a yong mayden " buried 13 January [1565/6]. 

1566 James Austen an householder buried 29 January [1566/7]. 
1570 Walter son of Thomas Austen buried 30 August. 

1572 Persyvall Austyn and Bennytt Selye "yong folke" married 8 June. 
1572 Mary daughter of Percyvall Asten christened 22 February [1572/3]. 

1572 mary daughter of Persyvall Asten buried 4 March [1572/3]. 

1573 elsebeth daughter of Persyvall Austin* christened 20 December. 
i 1574 James son of Persyvall Austen christened 4 September. 

1577 Margery daughter of George Austen christened 1 September. 
1 1577 Margaret daughter of Thomas Austen christened 15 September. 

1579 Henry Harris and Johan Austin " yonge ffolke " married 25 October. 

1580 Thomas son of Thomas Austin christened 17 April. 

1582 Thomas son of Thomas Austen "the yonger " buried 7 July. 
1582 Judith daughter of Thomas Austin the younger christened 25 De- 

* The original old-paper register gives this surname as Garbytt, but the surname 
lAustin is found in a parchment copy of the original register. 


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1584 Joan daughter of George Austen christened 29 March. 

1584 u Octobris 26 wear maryed Jeruas Austen & Mary Bassocke yong 

1584 William the son of Thomas Austen the elder buried 3 February 


1584 Elizabeth the base-born child of Jone Austen buried 3 February 


1585 Mary daughter of Jeruis Austen christened 29 August. 

1585 Ry chard Austen and Mary Hawkes married 20 December. 

1586 Jeames son of George Austine christened 8 May. 
1586 William son of Richard Austin christened 3 July. 
1586 Elisha son of Thomas Austein christened 25 September. 
1586 Elisha son of Thomas Austen buried 13 October. 

1586 Stephen son of Jeruas Austen christened 26 February [1586/7]. 

1587 A woman child of Rychard Austine buried unchristened 19 March 


1588 Alysander Snode and Mary Awstyn " yonge folkes" married 10 


1589 Cateryn daughter of Jervys Awsten christened 6 April. 
1589 Cateryn daughter of Jervys Awsten buried 9 April. 
1589 Olde Thomas Awsten householder buried 12 April. 
1589 Marye daughter of Rychard Awsten christened 27 April. 

1589 Jone wife of George Awsten buried 22 March [1589/90]. 

1590 Marye daughter of Jervys Awsten christened 5 April. 

1590 Benett wife of Thomas Awsten of Leedes buried 2 January 


1591 George ye son of an harlot and ye mother saith ye son of Jervys 

Awsten christened 28 October. 

1591 Thomas son of Richard Awsten christened 31 October. 

1591 Marye wife of Rychard Awsten buried 27 January [1591/2]. 

1591 Tearsye and Denys daughters of Jervys Awsten christened 13 Feb- 
ruary [1591/2]. 

1591 Tearsye daughter of Jervis Awsten buried 16 February [1591/2]. 

1592 Jone Awsten an ancient widow buried 16 May. 

1593 Thomas son of Rychard Awsten buryed 19 September. 
1593 Isbell daughter of Jervys Awstin christened 17 November. 
1596 John son of Jarvis Austyne christened 15 August. 

1598 " Jonas the sonne of Gervis Austen " christened 3 December. 

1599 Susanna daughter of James Austin christened 23 March [1599/1600] 

1600 Buried a still-born child of Jarvis Austin 21 March [1600/1]. 
1602 Jonne daughter of James Austine christened 9 January [1602/3]. 
1 605 Sewsan daughter of Jervis Austin christened 4 July. 

1607 Mildred daughter of Jervis Austin christened 2 August. 
1610 Marie wife of Jarvis Austine buried 12 May. 
1610 Jarvis Austine buried 5 June. 

1625 Gilles Cocket and Patience Austin widow married 15 July. 

1626 Samuel son of George Austine christened 2 November. 

1626 Richard Austine and widow Aiherst married 28 November. 

1627 Samuel son of George Austine buried 10 December. 

1627 Stephen Austine housekeeper buried 14 January [1627/8]. 

[On the foregoing will and entries and on the records of Taunton, Mass., 
the following Austen pedigree is based : 

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1. Stephen Austen, or Asten, of Staplehurst, co. Kent, laborer, 
born probably about 1520, was buried at Staplehurst 17 Nov. 1557. He 
married first, 18 Nov. 1544, Margaret Wrigley, the two being described 
in the parish register as " yong folkes." She was buried at Staplehurst 
2 May 1550, and he married secondly, 16 Nov. 1551, Elizabeth Bassock, 
who married secondly, at Staplehurst, 14 Jan. 1561/2, William Eden, by 
whom she had one child, Mary, baptized there 28 Dec. 1562. William 
Eden was buried at Staplehurst 1 Apr. 1564, being described as "a poore- 
householder." No will or administration has been found pertaining to the 
estates of Stephen Austen, William Eden, or Elizabeth Eden. Although 
more than one hundred Austen wills and administrations have been 
examined, the surname being one of the most common in Kent, the 
parentage of Stephen Austen has not been discovered, nor has a single 
will bearing on this particular Austen family been found. Stephen was 
probably nearly related to James, William, and Thomas Austen of Staple- 

Children by first wife, baptized at Staplehurst : 

i. William, bapt. 19 Nov. 1544 ; bur. at Staplehurst 1 Jan. 1544/5. 

ii. Katherine, bapt. 16 May 1546. 

iii. Eichard, bapt. 28 Feb. 1547/8. 

iv. Edward, bapt. 21 Feb. 1549/50; bur. at Staplehurst 4 Aug. 1550. 

Children by second wife, baptized at Staplehurst : 

v. Joane, bapt. 1 Jan. 1552/3 ; probably m. at Staplehurst 25 Oct. 1579 
Henry Harris, by whom she had several children ; bur. at Staple- 
hurst 28 Oct. 1586 as " a pore woman the wyf of Henry Harris." 

2. vi. Jarvis, bapt. 16 July 1554. 

vii. Margery, bapt. 26 Mar. 1557 ; bur. at Staplehurst 13 Jan. 1565/6. 

2, Jarvis Austen of Staplehurst, baptized there 16 July 1554, was 

buried there 5 June 1610. He married at Staplehurst, 26 Oct. 
1584, Mary Bassock, daughter of William and Agnes (Abarow), 
who was probably his cousin. She was buried at Staplehurst 12 
May 1610. 

Children, baptized at Staplehurst : 

i. Mary, bapt. 29 Aug. 1585 ; probably d. young. 

ii. Stephen, bapt. 26 Feb. 1586/7. 

iii. Catherine, bapt. 6 Apr. 1589; bur. at Staplehurst 9 Apr. 1589. 

iv. Mary, bapt. 5 Apr. 1590. 

v. Teahsye (twin daughter), bapt. 13 Feb. 1591/2 ; bur. at Staplehurst 

16 Feb. 1591/2. 
vi. Denys (twin daughter), bapt. 13 Feb. 1591/2. 
vii. Isabel, bapt. 17 Nov. 1593. 
viii. John, bapt. 15 Aug. 1596. 

3. ix. Jonas, bapt. 3 Dec. 1598. 

x. A child, still-born, bur. 21 Mar. 1600/1. 
xi. Susan, bapt. 4 July 1605. 
xii. Mildred, bapt. 2 Aug. 1607. 

George (illegitimate), bapt. 28 Oct. 1591. 

3. Jonas Austen* of Staplehurst, co. Kent, and of Cambridge, Hingham, 

and Taunton, Mass., was baptized at Staplehurst 3 Dec. 1598, and 
died at Taunton, Mass., 30 July 1683. He married first, at Ten- 
terden, 22 Jan. 1626/7, Constance Robinson, widow of William, 
the testator of 1625. She was probably Robinson's second wife, 
and mother only of Lydia among the Robinson children. She died 

* Called Jonah Asten {alias Astin) Senior in the records of Taunton, Mass. 

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at Taunton 22 Apr. 1667. He married secondly, 14 Dec. 1667, 
Frances Hill of "onckite." Jonas and Constance Austen with 
their children sailed for New England in the Hercules in Mar. 

Children by first wife, baptized at Tenterden : 

i. Mary, bapt. 24 Aug. 1628 ; bur. at Tenterden 18 Dec. 1629. 

ii. Jonas,* bapt. 28 Feb. 1629/30; came to New England with bis 
parents; d. at Taunton, Mass., 10 May 1676. Children, born at 
Taunton, Mass. : 1. Esther, b. 3 Jan. 1662. 2. Mary, b. 12 May 
1663. 3. Sarah, b. 4 Nov. 1665. 4. Jonah, b. 17 Aug. 1667. 5. 
John,b. 1 July 1671. 

iii. Mary, bapt. 5 Aug. 1632 ; came to New England with her parents. 

— E. F.] 


The Will of William Bassocke Senior of Staplehurst in the County 
of Kent, yeoman, 22 October 1595. To the parish church of Staplehurst 
3s. 4d. To my wife Mary all such moveable goods and household goods 
as were hers before we were married, £10 to be paid in two years, and 15s. 
a year to be paid for said two years, she entering into a bond of £30 not 
to make any claim on my lands for dowry. To my daughter Isabell 3s. 
4d. To my daughter Mary 3s. 4d. and certain household goods. To my 
daughter Anne £9 at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage. 
To my daughter Dorothy £9 at her age of twenty years or day of mar- 
riage. If either die before said time, they are to have power to leave it 
to such brothers and sisters as they think fit. To my daughter Mary an 
annuity of 20s., to be paid by my three sons, John, William, and Robert 
Bassocke, each paying 6s. 8d. If my said daughter Mary or her husband 
Jarvis Austen sell the annuity or make any claim on any of my lands, the 
annuity is to cease. To my son John Bassocke and his heirs £13. 6s. 8d. 
To my sons John, William, and Robert Bassocke all my lands in Staple- 
hurst in fee simple. I forgive to Jarvis Austen and Mary his wife all such 
debts as they owe me and from me unjustly detain, on condition that they 
keep themselves quiet and live peaceably with mine executors and the rest 
of my children. And if they be contentious, then I give all such sums as 
they owe me to my executors. All the residue of my goods, moveables, and 
chattels to my sons William Bassocke and Robert Bassocke, whom I make 
my executors. Overseers : John Buckhurst and Thomas Symons of Staple- 
hurst. [Signed] William Bassocke senior signu'. Witnesses: James 
Bixer, Not. Pub : , Robert Marrant, John Mount, the marke of William 
Bassocke, the marke of Edward Bassocke. Proved 31 January 1596/7 
by the executors named in the will. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 
51, fo. 76.) 

Bassock Entries in the Parish Registers and Transcripts 
of Staplehurst, co. Kent, 1538-1 630f 

1542 Ry chard Andrew and Jone bassokke married 8 October. 

1543 thomas son of Raff Bassocke buried 17 November. 

1545 Raffe Bassocke howseholder buried 20 May. 

1546 Robert Shedwater from Salerst [Salehurst, co. Sussex] and Johan 

Bassocke widow of Raffe bassocke married 8 November. 

* Called Jonah Asten the second (alias Junior) in the records of Taunton, Mass. 
f From registers to 1596 ; from transcripts to 1630. 

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1546 John son of Annes Bassocke single woman christened 19 January 

1549 Elisabeth the second child of Agnes Bassok single woman christened 

16 March [1549/50]. 
1551 "was maried William bassock synglema' unto Agnes abarow syngle- 

woman" 18 October. 
1551 " Was Maried Stevyn Asten Widoer unto Elsabetht bassocke syngle- 

woma' " 16 November. 
1555 Raulf son of William Bassocke christened 8 April. 

1555 Wyllyam Bassokes wife churched 12 May. 

1556 Joanna daughter of William Bassocke christened 11 February 

[1556/7] ; godfather Andrew Hurnden, godmother Editha Bas- 
socke and Dorothey Nubery. 

1558 Joanna Bassock widow buried 11 January [1558/9]. 

1561 Robert son of William Bassocke christened 6 July. 

1561 Robert son of William Bassocke burid 28 July. 

1562 Edward Bassake and Myldred Graylyng "yong folke" married 11 


1562 " ther was baptysed marye ye daughter of willyam bassoke " 8 No- 


1563 William son of Edward Basoke christened 29 August. 

1563 Elsebeth daughter of Agnes Bassoke buried 17 March [1563/4]. 

1564 John son of Edward Bassake christened by the midwife at home 

buried 5 October. 

1565 James son of Wyllm Bassoke christened 10 June. 

1565 Wyllm the sonne of Willyam Basoke an infant buried 14 December. 

1565 Thomas son of Edward Bassoke christened 10 February [1565/6]. 

1566 Agnes wife of Wyllm Bassoke buried 12 April. 

1567 Wyllyam Bassoke and Dorethie Graylyng married 13 July. 

1567 Elyzabeth daughter of Edwarde Bassoke christened 14 December. 

1568 Isbell daughter of Willyam [Bass]oke christened 16 May. 

1568 John Pyckenden (the base son of Agnes Basoke) and Elsebeth 
Kytchynam " yong folke " married 6 December. 

1568 Elsebeth daughter of Edward Bassoke infant buried 20 January 


1569 Mary daughter of Edward Bassoke christened 15 January [1569/70]. 

1570 Thomas son of John Pyckenden alies Bassoke christened 23 April. 
1570 John son of Willm Bassoke christened 29 October. 

1572 Robert son of Edward Bassoke christened 16 November. 

1575 Willyam son of Willyam Bassoke christened 10 April. 

1576 Creture daughter of Edward Bassocke buried 22 January [1576/7]. 

1577 Anne daughter of Willyam Bassoke christened 24 April. 
1579 Dorothe daughter of Edward Bassoke christened 9 August. 

1581 "w m Bassocke beinge very syck is lycenced this tyme of lent by the 
space of xiiij days to eate flesh for the restorynge of his health " 
S March [1581/2]. 

1583 Dorothy daughter of Willia' Bassocke christened 1 April. 

1583 Dorothy wife of Willia' Bassock buryed 16 September. 

1584 Ralf Bassocke and Jane Pearson "yong folke" married 19 July. 
1584 "Octobris 26 wear maryed Jeruas Austen & Mary Bassocke yong 

1584 a young woman the wife of Ralf Bassock buryed 21 January [1584/5]. 
1589 Sara daughter of Wyllyam basocke christened 21 December. 

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1590 Wyllyam Basooke and Marye Baker widow married 16 October. 

1591 Thomas Symon and Elyzabeathe Bassock married 3 May. 

1592 Edward son of Wyllyam Basocke the younger christened 21 Janu- 

ary [1592/3]. 

1594 Jone daughter of John Basocke householder [?] christened 19 Jan- 

uary [1594/5]. 

1595 Joane daughter of Wm Bassocke the elder buried 21 July. 

1595 Agnes daughter of Robte Bassocke christened 31 August. 

1596 Ann wife of Bassoke \_sic~] buried 3 May. 

1596 William son of William Bassoke the younger christened 19 August. 

1596 Annes daughter of Robert Bassoke buryed 8 October. 

1597 William son of William Bassocke the elder a child buried 24 July. 
1597 Walter son of William Bassocke Jun. christened 11 March [1597/8]. 

1600 Elizabeth daughter of Willia' Bassock the younger christened 18 

January [1600/1]. 

1601 Denis wife of William Bassock the elder buried 10 July. 
1601 Thomas son of William Bassock the elder buried 16 July. 

1 601 William Bassock the elder and Joane Edwardes married 9 November. 

1602 Susan daughter of John Bassock christened 5 September. 

1602 Isabell daughter of William Bassocke the younger christened 13 

March [1602/3]. 

1603 William son of William Bassock the elder christened 15 January 


1604 Margot daughter of John Bassacke christened 9 September. 
1607 John son of John Bassack christened 13 December. 

1607 Elizabeth daughter of William Bassock the younger buried 31 Jan- 
uary [1607/8]. 

1607 Michael! daughter of William Bassock the younger buried 25 Feb- 
ruary [1607/8]. 

1607 Thomas son of William Bassock the elder christened 18 March 

1613 Richard Bassock and Elizabeth Smith married 21 June. 

1613 William son of William Bassock Jun. christened 22 January 


1614 Thomas son of William Bassock buried 28 May. 

1615 John son of William Bassock Sen. [christened?] 5 December. 
1626 A still-born child of William Bassock buried 22 April. 

1626 William Bassocke buried 21 November. 

1627 John Bassocke buried 7 December. 

1630 John Shankfield and Sewsanna Bassock married 22 June. 

[From the foregoing will and entries the following Bassock pedigree 
has been compiled : 

1. Raff or Ralfe Bassock of Staplehurst, co. Kent, born probably 
about 1500, was buried at Staplehurst 20 May 1545. He married Johan, 
who survived him and married secondly, at Staplehurst, 8 Nov. 1546, 
Robert Shed water of Salehurst, co. Sussex. Ralfe Bassock was probably 
the father of the following children : 

i. Thomas, bur. at Staplehurst 17 Nov. 1543. 
2. ii. William. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. at Staplehurst 16 Nov. 1551 Steven Asten. {Vide 

supra, p. 165.) 
iv. Edward, m. at Staplehurst 11 Oct. 1562 Mildred Grayling, and 
• had issue. 

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2. William Bassock of Staplehurst, yeoman, the testator of 1595, 
born probably about 1525, died, probably at Staplehurst, between 
22 Oct. 1595 and 31 Jan. 1596/7. He married first, at Staplehurst, 
18 Oct. 1551, Agnes Abarow, who was buried at Staplehurst 12 
April 1566; secondly, at Staplehurst, 13 July 1567, Dorothy 
Grayling, who was buried at Staplehurst 16 Sept. 1583; and 
thirdly, at Staplehurst, 16 Oct. 1590, widow Mary Baker. 
Children by first wife, baptized at Staplehurst: 

I. Half, bapt. 8 Apr. 1555 ; m. at Staplehurst 19 July 1584 Jane Pear- 
son, bur. there 21 Jan. 1584/5. 

ii. Joanna, bapt. 11 Feb. 1556/7; bur. at Staplehurst 21 July 1595. 

iii. Kobert, bapt. 6 July 1561 ; bur. at Staplehurst 28 July 1561. 

iv. Mary, bapt. 8 Nov. 1562; m. at Staplehurst 26 Oct. 1584 Jarvis 
Austen ; bur. there 12 May 1610- (JVidt supra, p. 165.) 

v. James, bapt. 10 June 1565. 

vi. William, " infant," bur. 14 Dec. 1565. [Is this the vicar's error for 

Children by second wife, baptized at Staplehurst : 

vii. Isabel, bapt. 16 May 1568. 

viii. John, bapt. 29 Oct. 1570; m. and had issue. 

ix. William, bapt. 10 April 1575; m. and had issue. 

x. Eobert, date of birth unknown ; mentioned in 1595 in his father's 

will, of which he was one of the executors, and therefore then of 

age; m. and had children as early as 1595. 
xi. Anne, bapt. 24 Apr. 1577. 
xii. Dorothy, bapt. 1 Apr. 1583. 

— E. F.] 


The Will of Garard Johnson of the parish of our lady of Bredman of 
the City of Canterbury, " Byerbruar," 16 August 1506. To be buried 
in the churchyard of Holy cross next to my children. To the high altar 
of the said church of Bredman 6s. 8d. To the making of a new cross of 
silver in the church of Bredman 40d. To the friars observants in Canter- 
bury three barrels of double beer and three barrels of single beer. To 
the reparation of the body of the church of Holy Cross 10s. For masses 
and dirges at the two churches 40s. and 7 marks. To wife Wylmyn £20. 
To every of my sons, namely, Richard, William, and Robert, 10 marks 
each at twenty-one years. To the lord of St. Kat'yn in Coleyn 5 marks 
I owe him. To my daughter Johan 23s. 4d. The residue of my goods 
to wife Wylmyn, whom with John Man I make executors, and to the lat- 
ter 20s. Overseer: William Megge, and to him 10s. Witnesses: Alexan- 
der Eliott, parish priest of Bredman, Richard Pekerell, John Smyth, 
hakeneman, William Maye, Richard Waren, and Robert Downe. Proved 
28 October 1506 by the executors. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 
10, fo. 4.) 

Administration on the goods of John Johnson of the City of Canterbury 
was granted 7 June 1598 to Dorothy Johnson, widow and relict. Bonds- 
men : Nicholas Champlyn of Canterbury and Nicholas Coles of Tenham 
in £40. [On the margin] Vacated because the deceased in his lifetime 
had no goods. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Act Book 23, fo. 79.) 

The nuncupative Will of Catherine Johnson, virgin, daughter of Wil- 
liam Johnson of the parish of St. George in the City of Canterbury, 27 
October 1610. Being asked by her uncle Edward Pordage to whom she 

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would give that legacy due her by her uncle Henry Pordage's will, she said 
that she gave it to her father toward the charges he had been put to. 
Witnesses : Edward Pordage and Margaret Henman, widow. Adminis- 
tration granted 19 December 1610 to William Johnson, principal legatee. 
Inventory, exhibited 25 March 1613, £23. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, 
vol. 56, fo. 400.) 

Administration on the goods of William Johnson late of St. George's, 
Canterbury, was granted 13 April 1640 to John Buck, principal creditor. 
Bondsmen : James Cobb of St. Paul's and John Berry of St. Margaret's, 
husbandman, in £18. [On the margin] " Vacat." (Archdeaconry of 
Canterbury, Act Book 33, fo. 257.) 

Canterbury Marriage Licence 

William Johnson of St. George's, Canterbury, joiner, and Ann Cobb of 
the same parish, widow, to be married at St. George's. Sampson Ken- 
nard of St. Paul's, Canterbury, joiner, bondsman. 25 August 1617. 
(See Cowper, Canterbury Marriage Licences, series 1, column 239.) 

From the Registers of St. George's Parish, Canterbury* 

1617 William Johnson and Ann Cobb 24 [sie~\ August. 

Freemen of Canterbury 

1528 William Johnson, painter, freeman by marriage with Alice, daugh- 
ter of John Foreflode, hatter, freeman. [The admission of the 
latter as freeman does not appear.] 

1552 John Johnson, painter, son of William Johnson, freeman by birth. 

1583 William Johnson, son of John Johnson, painter, freeman by birth. 

1583 John Johnson, son of John Johnson, painter, freeman by birth. 

1623 Edward Johnson, joiner, son of WilMam Johnson, joiner, freeman 
by birth. 

1655 George Johnson, merchant, son of Edward Johnson, joiner, freeman 
by birth. 

(See Cowper, Freemen of Canterbury, columns 131, 49.) 

[From the foregoing and other records, especially from numerous en- 
tries in the registers of the parish of St. George, Canterbury, the follow- 
ing pedigree has been prepared, extending and correcting in some details 
what has hitherto been published about the paternal ancestry of Capt. 
Edward Johnson of Woburn, Mass. For the maternal ancestry of Capt. 
Edward Johnson see the Porredge records given below, pp. 173 et seq. 

1. William Johnson of Canterbury, painter, possibly identical with 
William, son of Garard Johnson, the testator of 1506, was born probably 
about 1500, and was buried at St. George's, Canterbury, 9 June 1576. 
He married first, about 1528, Alice Foreflode, daughter of John, a 
hatter, and a freeman of Canterbury, and by this marriage William 
Johnson became a freeman. He married secondly Elizabeth, who was 
buried at St. George's 17 May 1575. Her burial is recorded twice: in 

* Many Johnson entries in the registers of St. George's, Canterbury, are giyen in 
Captain Edward Johnson . . . and Some of his Descendants, pp. 3,4, foot-note, a re- 
print (with important additions) of an article by Hon* Edward Francis Johnson m 
Register, vol. 59, pp. 79 et se<£. 

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one entry the record reads, " Elizabeth wife of William Johnson/' but in 
the second entry the words " Grandfather to William Johnson parrish 
clarke " have been added. Either WilKam Johnson added these words 
during his term of office as parish clerk (he was probably too young to 
have held so responsible position in 1575), or else when the register was 
copied, probably about 1598, he had the words added. 
Children by first wife : 

2. i. John, b. abt. 1531. 

ii. A daughter, m. abt. 1562 Cuthbert Wray, painter, who became 
freeman by marriage. 

2. John Johnson {William) of Canterbury, painter, born about 1531, 

was probably buried at St. George's, Canterbury, 10 May 1598. 
He became a freeman by birth in 1552. He was churchwarden of 
St. George's in 1582 and 1583. He married first, at St. George's, 
23 May 1551, Joane Humfrey, who was buried there 15 May 
1584. The further history of this man is uncertain. Alice, wife 
of John Johnson, who was buried at St. George's 12 Dec. 1592, 
may have been his second wife or the wife of his son. The 
marriage of John Johnson, painter, and Dorothy Terry, virgin, for 
which a licence was issued 21 Oct. 1594, may be that of either of 
the Johns, if the younger man was also a painter. Of this marriage 
a son John was born, who was baptized at St. George's 14 Dec. 
1595 and was buried there 20 Feb. 1596/7. Administration on 
the goods of John Johnson was granted 7 June 1598 to his widow 

Children by first wife, baptized at St. George's, Canterbury : 

i. Joane, bapt. 11 Apr. 1552 ; m. at St. George's 1 May 1578 Thomas 

ii. John, bapt. 25 May 1556, Thomas Bull and John Miller being god- 
fathers and Mistress Band godmother ; freeman by birth in 1583 ; 
further history uncertain. (See record of his father.) 

iii. Bartholomew, bapt. 4 Dec. 1558. 

3. iv. William, bapt. 1559 [month and day not given], 
v. Alice, bapt. 2 Apr. 1562. 

vi. Agnes, bapt. 25 May 1564. 

vii. Mary (twin), bapt. 13 May 1565. 

viii. Thomazine (twin), bapt. 13 May 1565; bur. at St. George's 16 June 

ix. Daniel, bur. at St. George's 4 Oct. 1574. 
x. Sisle, bapt. 12 Sept. 1570; m. at St. George's 12 Apr. 1591 Kalfe 

xi. Joyce (son), bapt. 8 Oct. 1574. 

3. William Johnson {John, William) of Canterbury, joiner, baptized 

at St. George's Church in 1559, was freeman by birth in 1583, and 
was at one time parish clerk of St. George's, where he was buried 
27 Dec. 1637, administration on his goods being granted 13 Apr. 
1 640 to John Buck, his principal creditor. It is probable that his 
son Edward conveyed to him for life the house in the parish of St. 
Alphege, " over against the Bishop's Palace," which, as George 
Johnson, son of Edward, states, " was left me by my father, Edward 
Johnson, after the decease of my grandfather, William Johnson." 
He married first, probably about 1587, Susan Porredge, daughter 
of John of Westgate Court, Canterbury. She was baptized at St. 
Dunstan's, Canterbury, 20 Jan. 1565/6, and was buried there 10 

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Apr. 1604. He married secondly, 24 \_sic~\ Aug. 1617, by licence 
dated 25 Aug. 1617, Ann Cobb, widow, who was buried at St. 
George's 27 Sept. 1637. 

Children by first wife, all except the first three baptized at St. 
George's : 

i. Catherine, b. abt. 1588 ; bur. at St. George's 6 Nov. 1610 ; the testa- 
trix of 1610. 

ii. John, b. abt. 1590 ; mentioned in the will of his uncle Henry Por- 
dage; d. betw. 1593 and 1616, as he is not mentioned in the will 
of Edward Pordage. 

iii. William, b. abt. 1592; d. after 1616, without issue, as property to 
which his brother Edward had a reversionary right, failing issue 
of William, came to Edward. 

iv. Mathew, bapt. 17 Feb. 1593/4; d. young; not mentioned in his 
uncle Edward's will. 

v. George, bapt. 2 [month missing, probably January] 1594 ; d. young. 

vi. George, bapt. 18 Jan. 1595/6; mentioned in the wills of his uncles 
Henry and Edward Pordage; d. after 1616, without issue, as 
property in which his brother Edward had a reversionary interest 
failing issue of George, came to Edward. 
4. vii. Edward, bapt. 16 [17 in transcript] Sept. 1598. 

viii. Elizabeth, bapt. 6 Sept. 1601 ; bur. at St. George's 14 Sept. 1601. 

ix. Thomas, bapt. 8 Aug. 1602 ; d. young. 

x. Daniel (twin), bapt. 18 Mar. 1603/4; d. young. 

xi. Bartholomew (twin), bapt. 18 Mar. 1603/4; d. young. 

4. Capt. Edward Johnson ( William, John, William), joiner, of Can- 
terbury, England, and Woburn, Mass., was baptized at St. George's 
Church, Canterbury, 16 Sept. 1598, was admitted freeman by birth 
in 1623, emigrated to New England with his wife and seven chil- 
dren about 1637, and settled at Woburn, Mass., where he was a 
very prominent citizen, holding many important public offices and 
commanding the local military company. He is famous as the 
author of the " Wonderworking Providence of Sion's Savior in New 
England." He died at Woburn 23 Apr. 1672. 

He married about 1620 Susan Munnter, but the record of the 
marriage has not been found, although the registers of every parish 
in Canterbury have been searched. She was born about 1598, and 
died at Woburn 7 Mar. 1689/90. 

Children, all except the first two baptized at St. George's : 

i. Edward, bapt. in the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Canterbury, 
18 Feb. 1620/1 ; d. at Woburn 15 Sept. 1692 ; m. at Woburn 10 
Jan. 1649/50 Katherine Baker, sister of John of Boston, b. abt. 
1625, d. 7 Jan. 1700/1. Four children. 

ii. William, b. probably in 1622 ; bur. in the parish of St. Mary Mag- 
dalene 26 Jan. 1622/3. 

iii. George, bapt. 3 Apr. 1625 ; came to New England with his parents 
in 1637, but returned to England, where he was a merchant, and 
was admitted a freeman of Canterbury by birth in 1655 ; later he 
removed to Somerset Co., Md., where he d. in 1681, leaving issue; 
m. Katherine . 

iv. Susan, bapt. 1 Apr. 1627 ; m. James Prentice of Cambridge, Mass., 
and left issue. 

v. William, bapt. 22 Mar. 1628/9; d. 22 May 1704; m. 16 May 1655 
Hester Wiswall, dau. of Elder Thomas of Dorchester, d. 27 Dec. 
1707. Nine children. He was a prominent man of Woburn, and 
was major, deputy, and assistant. 

vi. Martha, bapt. 1 May 1631 ; m. 18 Mar. 1649/50 John Amee of Bos- 
ton, and had issue, 

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vii. Matthew, bapt. 30 Mar. 1633; d. at Woburn 19 July 1696; m. (1) 
12 Nov. 1656 Hannah Palfrey, dau. of Peter, d. s. p. 1 Aug. 
1662 ; m. (2) 23 Oct. 1662 Rebecca Wiswall, dau. of Elder John 
of Boston, d. 25 Dec. 1709, having had eight children. 

viii. John, bapt. 10 May 1635 ; d. at Canterbury, Conn., after 1712 ; m. 26 
Apr. 1657 Bethia Reed, dau. of William and Mabel of Woburn, 
d. at Canterbury, Conn., abt. 1718. Seven children. He lived at 
Woburn, Mass., and later at Canterbury, Conn. 

An Esdras Johnson of Westgate Parish, Canterbury, had children: 
Thomas, Margaret, Esdras, William, Edward, Bartholomew, John, Nicholas, 
Frances, and Mary. His son Edward, baptized in 1585, married in 1612 
Mary Silke, widow. He was a husbandman, and lived in Dover Lane, St. 
George's Parish. The registers of St. George's give the baptisms of the 
children of " Edward Johnson husbandman " as follows : Thomas, 20 June 
1613; Mary, 7 Apr. 1616; Elizabeth, 29 Mar. 1618; Edward, 7 Nov. 
1619. A child William, buried 23 May 1625, was probably also his child. 
Another Edward Johnson, of St. Martin's Parish, had John, baptized 25 
Feb. 1616/17, and Edward, baptized 31 Oct. 1624. 

~E. F.] 


The Will of Thomas Porrage of Brendley in the parish of Boughton 
under Bleane, in the County of Kent, yeoman, 2 January 1548/9. To 
be buried in the churchyard of Boughton under Blean. Whereas my 
cousin John Porrage of Rodmersham has £60 due me at a certain time 
or else I and my heirs are to have forever an annuity of £4, I give the 
said £60 to be equally divided among three of my sons, Richard Porrage, 
William Porrage, and Stephen Porrage, to Richard as soon as it be paid 
and to William and Stephen at twenty years ; in the meantime said sum 
to remain in my wire's hands. If either of said sons die before said age, his 
portion to Robart Porrage, Richard Porrage, John Porrage, and to the 
survivor of the said William or Stephen, equally divided. Whereas I have 
an annuity out of Robert Maxsted's lands for [a loan of] £32, I will the 
said sum and the annuity until it be paid to son John, and I give him a 
bed furnished. Whereas I have an annuity out of John Helers lands of 
Harnehyll [Heme Hill] for [a loan of] £10, I will said sum and the an- 
nuity until it be paid to son Robert. To my daughter Alice Potter 40s. 
To Thomas Rayne of Leneham 40s. which he borrowed of me. To wife 
Johan all the rest of my goods in my house. The residue of my goods of 
all kinds unbequeathed to wife Johan and son John, equally divided, and 
I make them my executors, and I desire her to be a good mother to him. 

With regard to my lands, tenements, and hereditaments in the parishes 
of Boughton under Bleane, Faversham, and Heme Hill, I give to my son 
Robert my messuage and dwelling house with lands at Fayrbroke, where- 
in he now dwells, and three acres of meadow at Fourdsbome in mine own 
occupation, he paying to my wife 13s. 4d. a year. To my son Richard 
Porrage my messuage and lands bought of John Cosyn, also in the occupa- 
tion of his brother Robert, except one bush garden called Som'leese, which 
I give to the said Robert. To the said Richard two and a half acres 
bought of John Colwell and James Unekar, lying together in Chestofeld. 
To my son John Porrage my messuage and lands in Hamhyll which Sam 
Boviar now occupieth, he paying to my wife Johan 6s. 8d. yearly, and 
also two acres of meadow lying at the north side of the land at Fourdys- 
born now in his brother Robert's occupation. To my son William Por- 

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rage at the age of twenty years a messuage and lands at Harnhill at broke 
strete, now in the occupation of Stephen Parkar, my wife Johan to lease 
it and take the profits until William come to said age " to fvnde hym tow- 
ard hys lernynge." To wife Johan for life my two messuages lying at 
Southstreet in Boughton aforesaid and Faversham, with reversion at her 
death to son Stephen Porrage and his heirs. Whereas I have of late 
bought certain meadows lying in Graveney, Harnhyll, and Boughton of 
Mr. Stephen Ellys, I Give two meadows thereof called latton gate meeds 
to son Robert Porrage. Witnesses : Cyryacke Petty tt and Jhon Tene- 
acre. Proved 2 March 3 Edward VI [1548/9] by the executors. (Con- 
sistory of Canterbury, vol. 22, fo. 3.) 

The Will of Robert Porredge of Boughton under Bleane, 6 March 
1556/7. To be buried in the churchyard of Boughton Under Bleane. 
To my daughters Alice and Margaret at marriage £6. 13s. 4d. each. To 
wife Rose all my houses, lands, and moveable goods until my son Thomas 
be twenty-one, she bringing up my children until that time. If she die or 
marry, my brother Thomas Potter to have my lands and tenements until 
son Thomas be twenty-one and to bring up my children. Executrix : 
wife Rose. Witnesses: John Austen, Ralphe Barkar, and Thomas 

My will regarding my lands. My son Thomas at twenty-one years to 
have my lands and tenements at Farebroke in Boughton under Bleane as 
I occupy them, he paying to my mother Joane Porege 26s. 8d. a year for 
life and to my son Richard two kine and 26s. 8d. a year for life. To my 
son Sampson at twenty years a bed furnished and my tenement and lands 
in Heme Hill at Waterham and in Cosmus Bleane called den. If son 
Thomas die under age, reversion to son Richard, and if both die, reversion 
to son Sampson at twenty-one. Proved 13 July 1557 by the executrix 
named in the will. (Consistory of Canterbury, vol. 26, fo. 159.) 

The Will of William Poredge of Faversham in the County of Kent, 
yeoman, 3 December 1564. My household goods to my wife Barbara, 
and to my son Lawrence at eighteen years. Executrix : wife Barbara. 
Overseers : Mr. Avery Gyles of Davyington and Mr. John Best of Faver- 
sham, and to each 10s. 

My lands in Heme Hill, Boughton under Bleane, and Faversham to 
my son Lawrence at eighteen years ; and if he die before said age, rever- 
sion to my wife, with reversion to her son Anthony Marshall and his issue, 
and for lack of issue to Barbara Best, and for lack of issue to her mother 
Mary Best. [Signed] William Porredge. Witnesses : Bartholomew Amy- 
as and Thomas Cole. Proved 13 April 1569 by the executrix. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 40, fo. 225.) 

The Will of Steven Porredge of Ashe in the County of Kent. [No 
date.] To my four sons, Joseph Porredge, Robert Porredge, Richard 
Porredge, and Caleb Porredge at twenty-one years £20. To my daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Margaret at twenty-one or marriage £10 each. My 
wife Elizabeth to be residuary legatee and guardian of my children, and I 
make her executor with my brother Richard Porredge, to whom I give 
£20. Overseer : brother John Porredge. If my wife marry before my 
children be of age, her husband is to give bond for the payment of my 
children's legacies, or else my brother is to take them out of my wife's 
hands. Proved 3 December 1574 by the executors named. Inventory 

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£295. 6s. 6d. In 1576 Richard Porredge and John Porredge gave bonds 
in £200 to pay the legacies of Steven Porredge's children. (Consistory of 
Canterbury, vol. 32, to. 95.) 

The Will of John Porredge of Westgate Court in the County of Kent 
near without the walls of the City of Canterbury, 27 July 1582. [The 
entire first page of this will is a religious exhortation and confession, con- 
cluding : " I make one faggott and bundall of all my offences present past 
and for to come and geve them to Christ."] To be buried in the church- 
yard of St. Dunstans near Canterbury. To wife Margarett £30, furni- 
ture, brass, and household goods. To daughter Elizabeth £50 in three 
months. To daughter Suzan £50, a caldron which I had of Thomas 
Heathe, and a feather bed and bolster, at the age of twenty-one years or 
day of marriage. To son Henry Porredge £20 in one year. All linen 
and linen yarn, except cloth not cut out, to be divided into three parts, one 
part each to wife and son Edward and the third to son Henry and daugh- 
ters Elizabeth, Thomazine, and Susan. All linen and woolen yarn and 
linen and woolen cloth not cut out to wife and son Edward, equally divid- 
ed. To my daughters a dozen of pewter platters, pewter porringers, and 
pewter dishes, and half a dozen pieces of brass. The residue of all my goods 
to my son Edward, whom I make my sole executor. To my son-in-law 
Thomas Ruck one half my lease of lands called Denly in Heme Hill held 
of Mr. Parker. My wife to have one of the new chambers in the tene- 
ment where I now dwell and sufficient meat and drink, fire and washing 
allowed by my son Edward during her widowhood, if my lease continue 
so long. Daughter Elizabeth to be likewise maintained by son Edward 
until she be married, and also daughter Suzan " if she will tarry with him 
so long." To my wife's son Arthur Rucke 40s. at twenty- one years, and 
son Edward to support him until the end of his apprenticeship with Fante 
of Christ Church. To wife's son Richard Ruck £5 in one year. To ser- 
vants William Sharpe, Thomas May, Jane Showell, Mary Lopham, and 
John Drincker 5s. each. To servants Michael Pickle, William Taylor, 
Ralf Slyter, and Margaret Carter 10s. each. To my boy Richard Tillett 
20s. at twenty years. To my servant Elizabeth VVyck 40s. at twenty years 
or marriage. Money to be distributed to each poor household of the parish 
of St. Dunstans. 

My last will concerning all my lands and tenements. To son Edward 
Porredge and his heirs forever my lands and tenements in Heme Hill and 
Boughton under Bleane, in fee simple. My wife's son Thomas Ruck to 
occupy for ten years my tenement and lands in Heme Hill and Boughton 
under Bleane which I purchased of one Frognall, paying to my son Ed- 
ward £10 a year. To wife Margaret an annuity of £8 for life. To son 
Henry Porredge and his heirs forever all my lands in Wickhambreux which 
I purchased of Griffith Jones, now in the occupation of one Uayner of 
Stodmershe, in fee simple, and half of a tenement and lands in Ashford 
bought of one Morley and Dorothy his wife and in the occupation of Tho- 
mas Vsborne. To wife Margaret for life my tenement and ground in St. 
Dunstans in the occupation of Bartholomes Rowell, with reversion to her 
json Richard Ruck, said tenant to pay but 20s. a year rent. [Signed] John 
ijPorredge. Witnesses : John Edward, Notarye, Bartholomew Rowell, and 
iThomas Fawsett. Proved 7 October 1582 by Edward Porredge, executor 
inamed in the will. Inventory £1100. 32s. 8d. (Archdeaconry of Canter- 
bury, vol. 34, fo. 234.) 

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The Will of Margaret Porredge, widow, of the parish of St. Dun- 
stans, 6 May 25 Elizabeth [1583]. To be buried in the church of St. 
Dunstans near my husband John Porredge. To son Thomas Rucke £7. 
To son Mathew Rucke £10. To sons Adam Rucke and Syracke Rucke 
£7 each. To sons Richard Rucke and Arthur Rucke £5 each. To each 
son articles of household goods, linen, pewter, and silver. To Elizabeth 
Porredge the drinking cloth I had at the division. To daughter Thomasyn 
Rucke household goods. To Susan Porredge the gold ring on my finger. 
To sister Mary Sankyn, good wife Rowell, and daughter Alice Rucke a 
gown each. To Edward and Daniel, sons of my son Adam Rucke, 10s. 
each. To Thomazine Carter and Joane Carter, daughters of my brother 
George Carter, half a crown each. To George, Anne, and Susan Rucke, 
children of son William Rucke, 5s. each. To son Arthur and to the wives 
of sons William and Adam a gold ring each. Executor: son Thomas 
Rucke. Overseers : brother George Carter and Bartholomew Rowell. 
A house and garden in Westgate Street near Canterbury called the George, 
late purchased of Richard Ryrken, with a garden now in the occupation of 
Nicholas Mentpace, to sons Richard and Arthur Rucke. Proved 12 June 
1583 by the executor. (Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol. 45, fo. 56.) 

The Will of Henry Porredge of Beakesbourne in the County of Kent, 
one of the limbs of the town and port of Hastings in the County of Sussex, 
7 November 1593. To Anne Smithe of Northbourne, daughter of Richar( 
Smithe and Joane Porredge his wife deceased, £20 at twenty-one years oi 
marriage. To Catherin Johnson, daughter of William Johnson in the ChV; 
of Canterbury, joiner, and Susan his wife, £20 at twenty-one years or mar- 
riage. To John Johnson and William Johnson, sons of the said William 
and Susan Johnson, £20 each at twenty-two years or marriage. To my 
uncle Richard Porredge of Sandwich 40s., and to one of his sons, Gabriell 
Porredge of Rich borough, £10. To Robert Porredge of Sandwich, one of 
the sons of Stephen Porredge of Ashe deceased, 40s. To my brother-in-law 
Arthur Ruck of Sandwich 20s. To Thomas Wilson, pastor of St. Georges, 
Canterburv, £5. To Bartholomew Rowell of St. Dunstans near Canter- 
bury 20s. All my books to be sold and the money given to the poor. The 
residue of all my goods to my brother Edward Porredge, whom I make 
sole executor. [Here follows a strongly-worded protest against the custom 
of the Church of England regarding burial, the testator lamenting that 
his body might not be accompanied to the grave by but four or five neigh- 
bors and interred without any prayers " mumbled over the grave."] If 
permission may be obtained, my body to be buried in Christ Church [the 
Cathedral], Canterbury, and as a sermon is required, the same to be 
preached from the text : " Christ Jesus came in to the worlde to saue sinners 
of whiche I am the eheife." My executor shall provide two small stones 
to be placed over the grave, and the following verses " of mine owne " to 
be fixed in brass on it : 

Epitaphium Henrie Porredge a se exaratum cum adhuc esset in 
Haec ego dum vixi, lectores, carmina panxi, 
Nunc mea defuncti funebria busta coronant 
Si quid in est mendae, ferula perstringite molli 
viuus eram (fateor) rudis incultusq[ue] poeta 
Impleat agrestis mea musa hortatibus aures 
Vestras vt vitam vt finem aeternamq[ue] salutem 

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Aeternumq[ue] vale connixe respiciatis 
Vt nunquam e memori decedat pectore Christus. 

Anno incarnationis Christi mundi salvatoris millesimo quingentesimo no- 

My last will concerning all my lands and tenements. To my brother 
Edward Porredge all my lands in the parish of Wickham' [Wickhambreux] 
in the occupation of John Reyner of Stedmershe [Stodmarsh], and if he 
die without male issue, reversion to Susan my sister, wife of William John- 
son of Canterbury, joiner, for life, and after her decease to John Johnson 
and William Johnson, sons of the said William and Susan, equally divided. 
If my said sister sell the lease, except from year to year, or mortgage the 
lands, then they are to revert to my right heirs and the said Susan is to 
be dispossessed. To the said Susan a tenement in the parish of St. Alphege 
now in the occupation of one Mrs. Musterd for life [with reversion and 
provisions as above]. [Signed] Henry Porredge. " Whosoeuer goeth 
aboute to frustrate this will I Do pronounce him accursed and so I hope he 
shall be found before the Lord Jesus." No witnesses. Proved 13 Feb- 
ruary 1593 by Edward Porredge, executor named in the will. (Arch- 
deaconry of Canterbury, vol. 49, fo. 11.) 

The Will of Edward Pordage alias Porredge of Beakesborne in 
the County of Kent, 5 June 1616. To be buried in the grave of my 
brother Henry in Beakesbourne church. To the poor of Beakesbourne, 
Heme Hill, Sittingborne, Bridge, St. Dunstans, Westgate, St. Mildreds, 
St. Georges, St. Pauls, and Northgate [the last six parishes in Canterbury]. 
To my servants. To my wife's brothers, William Coppin and John Coppin, 
£3. 6s. 8d. each. To my friend Rev. Thomas Wilson, minister of St. 
Georges, Canterbury, £10. To Benjamin Sollie, once our minister, £5. 
To the poor of the Wallons, strangers in the City of Canterbury. To 
William Johnson, one of the sons of my Sister Johnson, deceased, at twenty- 
four years of age, £100 due me from Thomas Pordage of Canterbury by 
an execution I have on his goods. To George Johnson, another son of my 
said Sister Johnson, at twenty-three years of age, £100 due me on a bond 
from Arthur Rucke of Sandwich, jurate. " Item 1 will and bequeth to 
Edward Johnson another sonne of my said Sister Johnson deceased the 
some of one C 1 w ch is due to me by an estate I have out of the lands of my 
cossine Henry Denne in Adisham Well and Nonington And by a bond I 
have from him and Richard Denne his brother w ch estate and bond I will 
shall be delivered vnto him at his age of xxiij yeres by my executrix." 
The said legacies to my Sister Johnson's children in full satisfaction of 
their title which they might claim in the lands and tenements late of my 
brother Henry Pordage deceased, which 1 have sold and in respect of which 
I have augmented their legacies by this my will. If any of them die be- 
fore receiving their portions, reversion to the survivors. The residue of 
all goods to my wife, whom I make executrix. My cousin Josua Pordage 
,of Sandwich, jurat, overseer. Whereas 1 have a reversion by my brother 
Henry Pordage's will of a house in Canterbury, over against the Bishop of 
Canterbury's palace,* which house W r illiam Johnson, one of my Sister 
Johnson's sons, hath an estate in for life, which after his decease returns 
to me as next heir of my brother Henry, I leave said reversion to George 
Johnson, son of my Sister Johnson, and to his lawful issue, and for want 

* This house is mentioned in the will of George Johnson, son of Capt. Edward John- 
son of Woburn, Mass. See Register, vol. 59, pp. 81, 82. 

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of such to Edward Johnson, another son of my Sister Johnson. To godson 
Marke Cullinge and to godson John Coppin, one of the sons of brother-in- 
law John Coppin, £10 each at twenty-two. To goddaughter Mary Coppin, 
eldest daughter of said John Coppin, Sen., £10 at twenty-two or marriage. 
To godson Joshua Rucke, son of Arthur Rucke of Sandwich, jurat, 40s. at 
twenty-two. To godson Thomas Pordage, one of the sons of Thomas Por- 
dage of Canterbury, £5 at twenty-four. 

My lands and tenements in the parishes of St. Mary and Hope All Saints 
in Rumney March, purchased of Robert Wollet deceased, and a messuage 
Crayne Key and storehouses in Faversham to my wife for life, with re- 
version to Joseph Pordage of Heme Hill for life, with reversion to his 
eldest son Thomas, he paying to his brothers and sisters £20 at twenty-one 
years or marriage. My messuage where I dwell in Beakesbourne, with all 
other lands and tenements there and in Wickham [Wickhambreux], and 
my lease of a messuage and two acres of land formerly belonging to the 
Priory of St. Gregories without the walls of Canterbury, to wife for life, 
with reversion to Edward Pordage, son of Joshua Pordage of Sandwich, 
jurat, he paying to his brothers [evidently some words omitted here] 
and Richard £100. My lands in Heme Hill and Bough ton under the 
Blean, now in the occupation of Joseph Pordage, and a cottage and land 

near the brook, sometime in the occupation of **»s*- Hurton, to my wife 

Katherine for life, with reversion at her death to George Johnson, son of 
my Sister Johnson. My two messuages with lands in Heme Hill, in the 
occupations of Richard Bavier and Widow Harris, and one cottage with an 
orchard and two acres of woodland in Heme Hill and Boughton under 
Bleane, in the occupation of Bartholomew Cannon, to wife Katherine for 
life, with reversion at her death to IMward Johnson, son of my sister John- 
son deceased. My lands and tenements in Chartham, now in the occu- 
pation of Hamon, Isacke Terry, and Danyell Perry, to wife Kathe- 
rine for life, with reversion at her death to William Johnson, son of my 
Sister Johnson. My tenement, marshland and helmes or rushes bought of 
Edward, son of Richard Meriweather, to wife Katherine for life, with re- 
version at her death to my godson Joshua, son of William Coppin of Deale, 
my brother-in-law, and his lawful issue, and for want of such to George 
Johnson and Edward Johnson, sons of my Sister Johnson. If my wife die 
before my legacies be paid, my cousin Josua Pordage of Sandwich, jurat, 
and my brother-in-law William Coppin of Deale to take the profits of my 
lands and tenements to pay my legacies, and the overplus of profits and 
stock, on accounting to be made to Henry Deane, son of my uncle Thomas 
Deane late of Adisham deceased, to come to my Sister Johnson's children 
for the further education of them in learning or otherwise. If my wife be 
with child, all my lands and tenements to said child or children, and be- 
quests to be void. If said children die without issue, bequests to be as 
given. Witnesses : John Coppin, the marke of Henry Greene, and William 
Hallet his marke. Proved 22 July 1616 by Catherine Pordage, relict and 
executrix. The will was contested by Joane Stokes of Ewell, daughter of 

Anne Smythe alias Stokes deceased, daughter of Pordage alias 

Smyth deceased, sister of the said Edward Pordage, and William Johnson, 

George Johnson, and Edward Johnson, children of Pordage alias 

Johnson deceased, sister of said Edward Pordage. The witnesses testified 
that the testator read the will and signed it in their presence and was of 
sound mind. Sentence to uphold the will was given 16 December 1616. 
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury, vol 56, fo. 1.) 

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[On the foregoing wills the following Porredge pedigree is based. The 
maternal ancestry of Capt. Edward Johnson of Woburn, Mass., is herewith 
made public for the first time. From his Porredge ancestors he derived 
his wealth and prominent position and also, apparently, his fervid religious 

1. Thomas Porrage of Brendley in the parish of Bou^hton-under- 
Blean, co. Kent, born probably about 1500, died between 2° Jan. and 2 
Mar. 1548/9. He probably married twice, his second wife being Johan 
living m 1556/7, when she was mentioned in the will of her son Robert 
Porredge. The ancestry of Thomas Porredge has not as yet been proved 
He was connected with the Porredge family of Rodmersham, as he men- 
tions in his will a cousin John Porredge of Rodmersham. His own sons 
are also called " kinsmen " by later Porredges of Rodmersham in their wills 
Child, probably by first wife : 
2. i. John, b. probably abt. 1522. 

Children, probably by second wife : 
ii. Alice, m. Thomas Potter. 

iii. Robert, the testator of 1556/7, m. Rose , and had sons 

Ihomas, Richard, and Sampson, all minors at the time of his death 
and daughters Alice and Margaret. He lived at Boughton-under- 

\.y I v. tl II ■ 

iv. Richard, living at Sandwich in 1593, when he was mentioned in his 
nephew Henry's will, as was also his son Gabriell of Richborou^h • 
he had other sons. vu 5"> 

v. William, the testator of 1564, d. betw. 3 Dec. of that year and 13 
Apr. 1569 ; m. Widow Barbara Marshall, and had a son Law- 
rence. He lived at Faversham. 

vi. Steven, the testator whose will was proved in 1574, m. Elizabeth 

— . Children : Joseph, Robert, Richard, Caleb, Elizabeth, and 

Margaret, all minors at the time of his death. He lived at Ashe. 

2. John Porredge {Thomas) of Westgate Court, Canterbury, the tes- 
tator of lo82, born probably about 1522, the son of his father's first 
marriage, was buried at St. Dunstan's 16 Sept. 1582. He married 
first a sister of Thomas Denne or Deane of Adisham. She was 
perhaps, the Katherine buried at St. Dunstan's 2 Au«\ 1566. He 
married secondly, at St. Dunstan's, 5 May 1572, Widow Margaret 
Ruck, the testator of 1582, who was sister of George Carter. She 
had a large family by her first marriage, and two of her sons mar- 
ried two of her stepdaughters. She was buried at St. Dunstan's 
11 May 1583. A large house called Westgate Court is now stand- 
ing just without the Westgate, Canterbury. It is not ancient 
enough to be the house mentioned in John Porredge's will, but it 
stands probably on the same site. John Porredge°was a man of 
strong religious convictions, as is proved by his will. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Joane, m. Richard Smyth; d. probably before 1582, as she is not 
mentioned in her father's will; her granddaughter Joane Stokes 
contested the will of her great-uncle Edward Porredge in 1616 

n. Edward, the testator of 1616, m. Katherine Coppin; d. s p betw 
5 June and 22 July 1616. He was a large landholder in various 

... T P anshes of Kent, and lived at Beakesbourne, where he was buried 

m. Henry, the testator of 1593, d. unm. betw. 7 Nov. 1593 and 13 Feb 
1593/4, and was bur. at Beakesbourne, where he had lived. He 
was a man of education, as his Latin verse shows, and like his 
father of deep religious convictions, with a strong tendency to- 

180 Descendants of Robert Huckins [April 

ward Puritanism. His wish to be buried in Canterbury Cathedral 

was not fulfilled, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. before 1561 ; m. at St. Dunstan's 17 Jan. 1585/6 Ar- 
thur Ruck, her stepbrother ; d. probably before 1593, as she is 

not mentioned in her brother Henry's will. 
v. Thomazine, m. at St. Dunstan's 14 Nov. 1580 Thomas Rucke, her 

stepbrother; d. probably before 1593, as she is not mentioned in 

her brother Henry's will. 
vi. Susan, bapt. at St. Dunstan's 20 Jan. 1565/6 ; m. William Johnson 

of St. George's, Canterbury ; bur. there 10 Apr. 1604. ( Vide supra, 

pp. 171, 172.) 

— E. F.] 

[To be continued] 


By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 

[Continued from page 84] 

5. Capt. John 4 Huckins (Robert, James, 2 Robert 1 ), yeoman, born a* 
Oyster River Parish about 1704, was of Cocheeo Parish in 1741, 
Madbury District in 1743, and Barrington (Strafford) in 1773. 

He married in 1724 (?) Abigail 3 Edgerly, daughter of Thomas 2 
and Jane (Whidden) (Register, vol. 34, p. 282), who was born 
at Oyster River Parish in 1695. John Huckins and wife Abigail 
were admitted to the church at Oyster River 5 Sept. 1725 (ib., vol. 
23, p. 298). He died 30 July 1789, aged 85 years (tombstone). 

He had 30 acres in Oyster River woods under his father's will. 
In 1745 he was living "at the cross-roads" at Madbury (N. H. 
Deeds, vol. 30, p. 241). He removed with his son John to Bar- 
rington and settled on lands overlooking Bow Lake, about 1773. 
The part of the Mallego River in Barrington is called Huckins's 
Brook (Thompson's Landmarks, p. 137). 

In 1740 he was a soldier in Captain Millet's company at Dover 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 9, p. 173). In 1745 he was captain of 
scouts (ib., vol. 5, pp. 365, 384, 766, 768, vol. 16, p. 906). In 
1758 he was selectman at Madbury (town records). 

Children, the first three born at Oyster River and the others 
probably at Dover : 

10. i. Robert, 5 bapt. 29 Aug. 1725 (Register, vol. 32, p. 135). 

ii. Abigail, bapt. 2 July 1727 (ib. r vol. 33, p. 80) ; d. in infancy. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. 26 Oct. 1729 (ib., vol. 33, p. 348). 

iv. Welthean, bapt. 31 Oct. 1731 (ib., vol. 29, p. 265) ; m. 14 Oct. 1752 
(Rev. John Adams's record) Abednego Spencer of Durham, 
blacksmith. Child, born at Durham: 1. Eobert, 6 bapt. 27 Jan. 

v. Abigail, b. 20 Feb. 1733; bapt. 22 June 1735 (Register, vol. 29, p. 
266); d. at Ogden, N. Y., 30 Dec. 1829; m. 17 Jan. 1754 (Rev. 
John Adams's record) Samuel Hill, son of Samuel and Sarah 
(Thompson) of Durham, farmer, b. at Durham 6 Oct. 1720, d. at 
Danville, Vt. (Willard's A Great Mother, pp. 296-7.) Children, 
born at Durham (ib.) : 1. James, 6 of Ogden, N. Y., farmer. 2. 
John, of Danville, Vt., and Ogden, N. Y., b. Oct. 1772 ; m. 4 Feb. 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huckins 181 

1796 his second cousin, Mary Thompson, daughter of Nathaniel 
and Elizabeth (Stevens), b. at Holderness 6 Feb. 1772, d. 17 Dec. 

11. vi. John, bapt. 25 Sept. 1737 (ReCxISTer, vol. 29, p. 267). 
vii. Rebecca, bapt. 17 June 1741 (i"6., p. 269).* 

6. Robert 4 Huckins (Robert* James, 2 Robert 1 ), husbandman, miller, 

born at Oyster River Parish 14 Oct. 1708, died before 1777. He 
married first, 8 Aug. 1728 (Register, vol. 23, p. 180), Meribah* 
Jackson, daughter of William 2 (Walter 1 ) and Mary, who was born 
at Oyster River ; and secondly Sarah Snell, daughter of Samuel, 
who was born at Barrington and was living in 1777 (Str-afford 
Deeds, vol. 3, p. 52). 

In 1734 he was of Durham, and was constable there in 1740. 
In 1757 he was of Nottingham, and was living there as late as 1765. 
By his father's will he received the homestead of 40 acres on the 
site of the old garrison-house at Oyster River. In 1734 apparently 
but 3 acres of this remained, and he sold the northerly half to his 
brother Thomas, 4 reserving the house and the mill. He acquired 
enough more land adjoining to make up 50 acres, and sold it all in 
1757 to Dr. Joseph Atkinson, and bought at once 50 acres in Not- 
tingham. (N. H. Deeds, vol. 26, p. 330, vol. 52, p. 434, vol. 60, 
p. 259, vol. 79, pp. 34, 46.) 

Children, born at Oyster River : 

i. Mary, 5 bapt. 14 Dec. 1729 (Register, vol. 33, p. 348) ; m. 24 Nov. 
1754 (Rev. John Adams's record) Samuel 2 Stiles of Durham and 
Barrington, blacksmith, son of William 1 and Deborah, b. at Dover 
10 Aug. 1710 (Guild's Stiles Genealogy, p. 558). Children, born 
at Durham (ib.) : 1. Samuel, 6 of Strafford, farmer, soldier in the 
Revolution, b. 1758 ; d. 21 Jan. 1835 ; m. 26 Nov. 1778 Anna 4 Foss, 
dau. of Ichabod 3 and Hannah, b. at Barrington 17 June 1758, d. at 
Gilmanton 20 Dec. 1857. (Rix's Foss Family, MS.) 2. Moses, of 

Barnstead and Gilmanton, merchant, m. Daniels. Probably 


ii. Rachel (probably), b. 15 Mar. 1732; d. 10 Nov. 1818 (tombstone) ; 
m. 11 Jan. 1753 (Rev. John Adams's record) Abijah Pinkham of 
Durham, farmer, b. 9 Feb. 1734, d. 3 Mar. 1779 (tombstone). 
Children, b. at Durham (all mentioned in their father's will of 16 
Feb. 1779) : 1. Thomas 6 b. 8 June 1755 ; d. 26 May 1811 ; m. Sarah 
Ballard, dau. of Timothy, b. 3 Oct. 1757, d. 16 Mar. 1814. 2. 
Samuel. 3. Abijah, b. 22 July 1763; d. 8 July 1815; m. 11 Dec. 
1783 Sarah Spencer, b. 23 Oct. 1763, d. 16 Mar. 1814. 4. Paul. 
5. Sarah, m. 13 Jan. 1777 Robert Williams of Barrington. 6. Ab- 
igail. 7. Anne, m. 15 Feb. 1798 (?) John Jenkins. 

iii. Abigail (probably), b. 1733(?) ; m. 16 Jan. 1755 (Rev. John Adams's 
record) John Randall of Durham. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. 1 Jan. 1741/2 (Register, vol. 29, p. 269). 

12. v. Isaac, b. 22 Feb. 1747 (family Bible). 

Probably others. 

7. Thomas 4 Huckins (Robert* James, 1 Robert 1 ), joiner, born at Oyster 
River Parish about 1710, was of Durham, 1732, and Lee, 1767, 
and married, 25 Dec. 1733 (Register, vol. 65, p. 354), Mary 
French. He was living in 1767 (Strafford Deeds, vol. 10, p. 392), 
but became indigent towards the end of his life and died between 
1799 and 1803, his widow also dying in the latter year (town records). 
In 1734 he had from his brother Robert 4 a small lot adjoining the 

♦The last four baptisms are also in the printed Dover Records, pp. 140-146. 

182 Descendants of Robert Huclcins [April 

ancestral garrison-house on the north. In a petition of 1753/4 he 
states that he was one of those who " endured the brunt and hard- 
ships of the late war."* (N. H. State Papers, vol. 9, p. 172.) He 
is perhaps the man who was in Emerson's company at Seavey's 
Island in the fall of 1775 (ib., vol. 14, p. 233). 
Children, born at Durham : 

13. i. Thomas, 5 b. 28 Mar. 1736. 

ii. Hannah, b. 29 June 1772 ; d. 7 Oct. 1821 ; m. at Landaff 23 July 
1789 (town records) Jonathan Clark, s. of Jonathan and Esther 
(Weeks), of Landaff, farmer, soldier in the Revolution, b. at New 
Market 23 Dec. 1761, d. 3 Oct. 1837. Children, born at Landaff: 
1. Mary (Polly), 6 b. 17 Feb. 1790 (town records) ; d. 19 Oct. 1839 ; 
m. 1809 Ebenezer 6 Rix, s. of Nathaniel 5 and Esther (Clark) (Rix 
Genealogy, p. 40), of Dalton, farmer, b. at Landaff 1 Feb. 1784, d. 
27 Mar. 1842. 2. Jonathan, b. 4 Feb. 1792 (town records) ; d. 
Nov. 1793. 3. Moses, b. 20 Nov. 1794 (ib.) ; d. 20 July 1795. 4. 
Lydia, b. 1 July 1797 (ib.) ; d. 14 July 1797. 5. Hannah, b. 13 July 
1798 (ib.) ; m. 12 Dec. 1820 Sylvanus Temple, s. of Enos and Ann 
(Burt), of Landaff, farmer, b. at Lisbon 1798, d. 8 Mar. 1872. 6. 
Caleb, of Ann Harbor, Mich., and Washington, D. C, lawyer, b. 
26 Mar. 1801 (ib.) ; d. s.p. at Rumney 20 May 1878; m. Louisa 
Thomas, b. at Attica, N. Y., d. at Washington, D. C. 7. Simeon, 
of Landaff, farmer, b. 26 Oct. 1803 (ib.) ; d. 31 Dec. 1879 ; m. (1) at 
Landaff, 1 1 Nov. 1827 (ib.) , Mehitable Clement, dau. of Capt. Richard 
and Hannah (Morrill), b. at Landaff 20 Dec. 1805 (ib.), d. 2 Jan. 
1840; m. (2) Mary Ann Brown. 8. Elmira, b. 8 Oct. 1807 (ib.) ; 
m. her cousin Moses 4 Clark, s. of Ebenezer 3 and Hannah (Merrill) 
of Landaff, farmer, b. at Landaff 14 Dec. 1805, d. 18 Feb. 1896. 9. 
William Demeritt, of Manchester, Mich., and of California, mer- 
chant, b. 15 July 1809 (ib.) ; d. at Manchester 15 Mar. 1886; m. 
Marietta Cotton, 
iii. Samuel (perhaps), of Nottingham, 1767, and Barrington, 1790, had 
in 1790 in his family two males under 16 years and two females 
(U. S. Census). 
iv. Jonathan (perhaps), of Nottingham, 1774, and Topsham, Vt., 1795, 
farmer, m. Jane 5 Jones, dau. of Richard, 4 Jr. (Strafford Deeds, 
vol. 122.) 
Perhaps others. 

8. Joseph 4 Huckins (Robert* James, 2 Robert 1 ), joiner, born at Oyster 
River Parish about 1714, and baptized 5 June 1726, "about 12 
years old" (Register, vol. 32, p. 135), married first, in 1735, 
Mary 4 Fernald, daughter of Thomas 3 and Mary (Thompson) 
(Fernald papers in Library of N. E. Hist. Gen. Society), who was 
born at Kittery, Me., 22 Apr. 1708 (Stackpole's Kittery, p. 379), 
and died Mar. 1788 ; and secondly, at North wood, 25 July 1788 
(town records), Susanna Piper, widow of Thomas, Jr., of Strat- 
ham (Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 58). He died 28 June 1801 (fam- 
ily record), and administration was granted to his widow Susanna 
(Strafford Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 362, vol. 9, pp. 160, 294). 
She married secondly, 17 Nov. 1803, John Johnson of Canterbury. 

He was of Durham, 1732, of Lee, 1766, and settled in Gilmanton 
in 1773 (Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 83), where he had a house on 
the brook which bears his name near the site later occupied by Gil- 
manton Academy (ib., p. 136). He was constable at Durham in 

He served in the Crown Point expedition in 1757 in Mooney's 

*King George's War, 1744-1748. 

1913] Proceedings of the JV. E. Hist, Gen. Society 183 

company (Adjutant-General's Report, 1866, vol. 2, p. 180), which 
was at the surrender of Fort William Henry and the subsequent 
massacre, losing 80 men. 

Children by first wife, born at Durham (family record *) : 

14. i. Joseph, 5 b. 30 June 1736 (family Bible). 

ii. Benjamin, yeoman, b. 1740(?) ; d. aged 86. (lb.) He was of Gilman- 
ton in 1774. In 1793 Joseph 5 Huckins and Sarah his wife sold 30 
acres at Gilmanton, ll where my brother Benjamin " formerly lived, 
being an undivided half (Strafford Deeds, vol. 21, p. 11). He re- 
moved perhaps to Maine. 

iii. Mary, d. aged 64 ; m. Joseph Follett, s. of John and Jane (N. H. 
Deeds, vol. 79, p. 503), of Durham (Lee), blacksmith. Children, 
born at Lee : 1. Samuel, 6 blacksmith, of Gilmanton, 1788, and of 
Lee, 1792, b. at Lee 1768; m.(?) 19 Aug. 1804 (town records) 
Peggy Bickford, b. at Durham. Perhaps others. 

iv. Hannah, bapt. 20 Aug. 1749 ; m. at Gilmanton 29 Nov. 1781 (town 
records), as his second wife, William Plaisted, son of Williamf 
and Judith 4 (Bicker) (Tate's MS. Diary, pp. 15, 43, 84; Maine 
Genealogist, vol. 2, p. 107), farmer, soldier in the Revolution 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 14, p. 432, vol. 15, p. 324), of New Hamp- 
ton, 1779, b. at Dover (Somersworth) 1750(?). In 1779 he bought 50 
acres, owned (1910) by Arthur Locke, on the easterly slope of 
Pettee Hill at New Hampton, adjoining lands of his father William 
Plaisted and brother Samuel (Strafford Deeds, vol. 9, p. 179). 
Children, born at New Hampton: 1. Benning Moulton, 6 of New 
Hampton, farmer, b. 21 May 1785; d. 15 Apr. 1860; m. 27 Dec. 
1808 Phebe 6 Eaton, dau. of Ebenezer* and Phebe (Shepard) 
(Eaton Family Ass'n, 1890, p. 33), b. at Candia 10 May 1780 (town 
records), d. 22 Mar. 1869. 2. Hiram, of New Hampton, farmer, 
b. 1787 ; d. 21 Oct. 1848 (tombstone) ; m. 23 Nov. 1809 (town 
records) Hannah R. 7 Huckins, dau. of John 6 and Hannah (Mud- 
gett). 3. William, of Centre Harbor, farmer, b. 27 Feb. 1789; d. 
18 Dec. 1869; m. 6 Jan. 1813 (town records) Nancy Smith, dau. 
of Samuel, b. at New Hampton 30 Nov. 1786, d. 16 Apr. 1869. 4. 
Nancy, b. 3 July, 1790; m. at New Hampton 26 Apr. 1814 (town 
records) Rev. Walter 6 Sleeper, s. of John 6 and Elizabeth (Tilton) 
(Musgrove's Bristol, vol. 2, p. 403), of Bristol, clergyman, town 
officer, member of the Legislature, b. at Bristol 20 Jan. 1790, d. 
1 May 1875 ; she d. 3 Jan. 1862. 

v. Lydia, b. 1760 ; d. s.p. at Rumney abt. 1812, aged 52 years ; m. at Gil- 
manton, 24 Mar. 1788 (town records), as his third wife, Silas 3 Buz- 
zell, s. of John 2 and Sarah (Wiburd) (statement of Rev. H. L. 
Buzzell of Barre, Mass., 1911, on report of his grandfather, who 
was grandson of Silas 3 Buzzell), of Gilmanton Gore, farmer, bapt. 
at Madbury 9 Sept. 1750, d. at Holderness 28 Apr. 1834. 

[To be continued] 



By John Albree, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 4: December, 1912. A stated meeting of the Society 
was held in Pilgrim Hall, 14 Beacon Street, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter pre- 

The minutes of the November meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

♦Compiled in 1847 by William F. 8 Seward, on report of his grandmother Sarah 6 
(Huckins) Seward, and in possession (1910) of William F. 9 Seward of Guernsey, Wyo. 
f Vide infra, p. 188. 

184 Notes [April 

One corresponding member and thirteen resident members were elected by 

The report of the Nominating Committee was accepted. 

The President appointed as auditors Charles Irving Thayer and Morgan Hewitt 

The paper of the afternoon, Who won in the War of 18129, was by John 
Charles States Andrew, A.M. T S.T.B., of the English High School, Lynn. After 
summarizing the causes assigned for the War, none of which were removed at 
its close by the Treaty of Ghent, the speaker discussed the geographical dis- 
tribution of the supporters of the War iu Congress and the prominence given in 
debate to the acquisition of Canada. The victory of Perry on Lake Erie was 
needed in order to cut the lines of communication between Canada and the 
portion of the North West Territory that was then in British occupation. 
After remarks by J. H. Stark, Esq., quoting from Josiah Quincy of Boston on 
the War, it was on motion of Mr. Albree 

Voted, That the Society expresses to Mr. Andrew its enjoyment of his in- 
teresting presentation of the results of his research. 

At 3.50 the meeting adjourned. 

1 January, 1913. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 
9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. This was the first 
meeting of the Society in its new building. 

The minutes of the December meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Council, and a supplementary report of the 
Nominating Committee were accepted. 

Three corresponding members and nine resident members were elected by 

The address, by Austin Baxter Keep, Ph.D., of the Department of History of 
the College of the City of New York, was on Colonial Libraries, their Patrons 
and Founders. The speaker told of his extensive study of the origin of the early 
libraries, of the personality and varied experiences of the founders, and of their 
earnest and serious endeavors, the results of which are enjoyed in the libraries 
of the present day. The numerous lantern-slides showed portraits, buildings, 
title-pages, and manuscripts illustrating the theme. 

At the close of the meeting refreshments were served in the smaller hall. 

It is here entered as a matter of record that the general comment of the 
audience which filled Wilder Hall was that of approval and satisfaction with 
the accommodations afforded in the new building. 

5 February. The annual meeting of the Society was held this day, agreeable 
to article 1, chapter III, of the By-Laws ; for a report of which see the Supple- 
ment to the present number of the Register. 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Kesearch desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in England 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines for the benefit of the 

Rathbun Bible Records. — The following entries are found in a family Bible, 
printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, in 1725, which came into the possession 
of my father's family, the Motts of Block Island, through an intermarriage with 
the Rathbuns. The Bible belonged to Samuel Rathbun, son of the immigrant 


Notes 185 

John Rathbun, who came, without doubt, from Lancashire, England, and pro- 
bably settled at Dorchester, Mass., whence he removed to Block Island with the 
first settlers in 1661. Samuel Rathbun, the owner of the Bible, resided both at 
Newport and at Block Island. He was a man of prominence, and married 
Patience, daughter of Deputy-Governor John Coggeshall of Newport. 

I was born August 3 1672—2 day of the week 

Patience my wife was born 13-1670 

We were married Nov. 3 1692 5 day of week 

My son Thomas was bom May 3-1.695 

My daughter Patience was born Aug. 21-1697 

My daughter Mary was born Sept. 11-1700 

My daughter Wait was bora Dec. 30-1702 

My son Samuel was born Apr. 4-1705 

My son James was born Apr. 10-1707 

My son Abraham was born Nov. 23-1709 

My daughter Rebekah was born Jan. 9-1713 

I Samuel Rathbun at my death Doe Leaue this Bible to my son Samuel Rath- 
bun & at his death to his son Walter Rathbun. I have writ this with my 
own hand Sept. 4 1743 Samuel Rathbun 

John Dodge of Westerly departed this life May 18-1772 in the 88 year of his 

Bettey the wife of said John Dodge departed this life in Jan. 1767 being 80 

years and 12 days old. 
Patience Rathbun departed this life the 3 rd day of Aug. 1747 in the 78 year of 

her age and Samuel Rathbun her husband departed this life Jan. 24-1757 in 

the 85 th year of his age. 
Samuel Rathbun was married to Elizabeth Dodge Mar. 15 1732. 
My grandson Abraham Rathbun was born Feb. 22, 1757 and departed this life 

Mar. 29-1761 being 4 years-1 mo. & 7 days old & the above Samuel Rathbun 

departed this life Jan. 27-1780 in the 75 year of his age. 
Samuel Rathbun son of Samuel & Patience was born Apr. 16-1705. 
My wife Elizabeth was born Dec. 18-1714 
My son Walter b. June 16-1734 on the 5 th day of the week about 9 in the 


My son Samuel b. July 10-1736 on the last day of the week about 5 in the 


My son Elijah was b. May 28-1740 on the fourth day of the week between 4 & 

5 in the morning. 
My daughter Bettey was born Dec. 2-1742 on the 5 th day of the week about 2 

in the afternoon. 
The above said Samuel Rathbun departed this life Jan. 24 1780 in the 75 year 

of his age. 
The above said Elizabeth Rathbun departed this life Aug 8-1793 in the 

79 th year of her age. 
Hannah Rathbun wife of Walter Rathbun departed this life March 16-1807 in 

the 79 th year of her age 
Walter Rathbun was born June 16-A.D. 1734 

My wife Hannah was born May 7-1728 and we were marriad March 4-1756 
My son Abraham was born Feb. 22-1757 who departed this life Mar 29-1761 

aged four years one month and seven days. 
My daughter Lydia was born Nov. 29-1758 who departed this life April 25, 

1780 aged 22 years-seven months lacking 4 days. 
My daughter Tamar was born Feb. 14-1761 [? 1760] 
My daughter Hannah was born Dec. 22 1764 
My son Ezra was born April 29-1767 who departed this life about seven weeks 

of age. 
My son James and daughter Catherine was bora May 13, 1768 
The above said Hannah Rathbun wife of Walter Rathbun who departed this 

life Mar 10-1807 in the 79 th year of her age. The above said Walter Rath- 
bun departed this life Jan. 14-1818 in the 84 year of his age. 
The above Tamar Rathbun departed this life Oct. 25-1809 in the 49 th year of 

her age. 
Hannah Rathbun above died July 2-1813 in the 49 year of her age. 
The above Catherine departed this life Aug. 22, 1824 in the 56 year of her age 

186 Notts 


Daniel Mott husband of the above said Catherine departed this life March 4- 

1865 in the 91 year of his age. 
Waty K. Mott was b. Sept. 8-1796 and on the fifth day of the week. 
Walter R. Mott was born Oct. 2-1800 on the fifth day of the week. 
Abraham R. Mott was born April 27-1806 on the first day of the week. 
Lodowick Mott Junior & Waty R. Mott was m. Feb. 15-1815. 
Our Daughter Catherine R. Mott was born Dec. 3-1819 on the sixth day of the 

Walter R. Mott b. Oct. 2-1800 m Jan. 12-1826 Phebe D. Mott. Phebe D Mott 

born March 15-1807. 
Daughter Caty R. Mott born Oct. 8-1826-who departed this life June 27-1831 

aged four years & eight months & nineteen days. 
Daughter Waty R. Mott born Sept. 27-1829 
Daughter Hannah R was born Oct. 8-1832 
Daughter Sarah was born May 26-1834 
Daughter Mary Catherine was born Jan-24-1844 
Abraham Rathbone Mott son of Daniel Mott & Catherine Rathbone was born 

Apr. 27-1806- his wife Lucretia Dodge Ball daughter of Edmund Ball & 

Charity Dodge was born May 20-1811. were married Nov. 10-1830 
Children : 

Ezra R. who died in infancy. 
Catherine born May 21-1832 died June 12-1846 
Nathaniel born Dec. 18-1838 died Feb. 14-1864 
Charity born July 20-1843 died Sept. 6-1859 
Nathan born May 16-1846- m. Phebe C. Dickens 
Phebe C. Dickens b. Feb. 27- 1846 
Only child of Nathan Mott and Phebe — a daughter— Lucretia Dodge Mott— 

born Nov. 19-1866- married Sept. 8-1886— Cassius Clay Ball son of Hon. 

Nicholas Ball and Eliza Millikin. Cassius Clay Ball b. Nov. 15-1854. 
A daughter born to Cassius Clay Ball & Lucretia Mott Ball— Dec. 22-1887— 

named Lucretia Beatrice Ball. 
Abraham Rathbone Mott died Aug. 19-1867 
His wife Lucretia died Feb. 10-1864. 

New Shoreham, B. I. Lucretia Mott Ball. 

De Blois: Additions.— Since the publication of the article entitled "The 
De Blois Family," in the present volume of the Register, pp. 6-21 (January> 
1913), the following additional information about that family has been found. 
In each case the pedigree number of the person concerning whom statements 
are made and the page of the Register on which that person's record is given 
have been inserted. 

The house of Gilbert De Blois (4, p. 9), on the northeast corner of Tremont 
and Bromfield Streets, was destroyed by fire as early as 1838, perhaps earlier. 
On the same site was built the Boston Museum, which later became a publishing 
house, still later the Montgomery Hotel, and finally Horticultural Hall. This 
in time was supplanted by a new Horticultural Hall. 

The following information about this Gilbert De Blois (4, pp. 8 et seq.) is 
printed in an address by Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clark, Bishop of R*iode Island, 
entitled " An Historical Discourse delivered in St. John's Church, Providence, 
R. I., in commemoration of the 150 th anniversary of the Parish," Hartford, 1872, 
p. 35, Appendix : 

" The close of the war left this Church indebted to Mr. Gilbert Deblois for 
the organ, who was at this time residing in London. Ifc would seem that he had 
served a process upon the parish for payment, and a committee was appointed 
to write him and ask that l he would give orders for withdrawing the process 
which had been commenced,' and, in consideration of their diminished means, 
consent to some abatement in his claim. ; We mean not, Sir, to obtrude a 
lengthy Epistle : possessing as you do the same holy Religion we persuade our- 
selves that your intention is not to distress the Church ; having so long experi- 
enced the utility of an organ in Divine Worship, we should deeply deplore its 

"Mr. Deblois replies, under date of London, Broadstairs, July 27, 1791. l I 
wish you had settled that business with me while at Boston and in my power 
to favor the Church more than can now do, but after all my solicitations nothing 


Notes 187 

was done that I could accept the offer, which obliged me to leave the matter 
unsettled with my sister, for altho' the notes were taken in my name, it was 
wholly my Father's Property and a part of his Estate, wh ch to prevent falling 
into the Virtuous hands of the Committee of Confiscation at his Death, he made 
a will, and left his two Tory Sons five shillings each, giving the rest of his es- 
tate to their children, who since the Peace gave it back to self and Brother 
Lewis, who has agreed with me that you should pay M r Amery Two hundred 
Pounds Sterls and his fees, and to give up to the Church the remainder of the 
Interest of the s d notes wh ch is a large sum, and when you consider that not 
a shilling has been paid, either principal or interest, you must acknowledge the 
sums now fixed are generous. I heartily wish your Church to increase, and ad- 
vise not to suffer any Unexperienced Person to clean your Organ, wh ch is equal 
to any of the size now in this Kingdom.' 

u A subscription was made, amounting [to] £277. 13s. 4d., and the matter was 
satisfactorily settled." 

Gilbert De Blois (8, p. 15) married Elizabeth — '■ — , the Boston Independent 
Chronicle and Universal Advertiser of 9 Jan. 1794 announcing the death of " Mrs. 
Elizabeth Deblois, wife of Mr. Gilbert Deblois, aet. 34." 

Augusta Smith De Blois (9, v, p. 15) was married not to James but to Charles 
Magee. She had one child, Margaret Magee, who was married to John A. 
Walker, son of Judge William Walker of Lenox, Mass., to whom she bore four 
children: 1. William, who died young. 2. Mary Magee. 3. Elliot, who mar- 
ried in 1890 Alice Macy, daughter of the late Gen. Nelson Macy, and left three 
children, Nelson, Charles Elliot, and Margaret Walker. 4. Louisa Huntington. 

Thomas Melville De Blois (9, vi, p. 15), according to information supplied by 
his niece, Miss Sarah Louisa Huntington, after his apprenticeship with Bowie 
& De Blois entered the civil service of the British government and was in the 
customs department of the post office, living at the various places named. When 
in the early fifties he left the customs service to go to California, he was in the 
direct line for promotion to the collectorship of the port of Quebec. On his re- 
turn from California in 1862 or 1863 he spent some time at Salem, Mass., and 
then settled at St. John, N. B., where he established a merchants' reading-room. 
This was burned in the great fire at St. John, and although he re-established it, it 
never flourished so well again. In his birthday-book may be found the names 
of many of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick De Bloises. 

Caroline Louisa De Blois (9, vii, p. 16) bore to her first husband, Charles C. C. 
Tucker, the following children : 1. Elizabeth, died young. 2. Richard Dalton, 
born 29 Jan. 1833, spent much of his life at Manila, in China, and in London, 
and died at Salem, Mass., in Apr. 1899. 3. Louisa, died young. 

Lewis De Blois (10, p. 16) and his brother Francis (4, viii, p. 11), with others, 
arrived at Boston from London in the ship Union, 25 Sept. 1784. (Boston 
Records, Miscellaneous Papers.) This Lewis De Blois had a son, not re- 
corded on page 16, as the following obituary notice from the Boston Independent 
Chronicle and Universal Advertiser of 18 July 1793 proves : " At Philadelphia, 
Master Dalton Deblois, only son of Mr. Lewis Deblois, merchant, of that city." 

The wife of Nathaniel James De Blois (11, vii, p. 17) was Angelique Louise 
Virginie, daughter of Jean Claude and Anne (Onfre) Rousse, who was born in 
Virginia 22 July 1820. The Rousse family subsequently removed to Augusta, 
Ga., and later to Columbus, Ga. She married (1) in 1837 Homer Hurd, probably 
from Milwaukee, Wis., who died about 1839. The only child of this marriage 
was Emily Elizabeth Hurd, who was born in 1838 or 1839 and died unmarried 
2 June 1909. Mrs. Hurd lived with her sister, Emily Jane Rousse, who was 
married 2 Jan. 1843 to John Amory De Blois (19, p. 20). About 1845 Mrs. Hurd 
married (2) Nathaniel James De Blois, younger brother of John Amory De Blois, 
her sister's husband. Nathaniel James De Blois died s.p. at the United States 
Hotel, Boston, 13 Aug. 1858, aged 52 years, 7 months, 28 days; and his widow 
married (3) at Newport, R. I., 6 Sept. 1864, as his second wife, Dr. Edward 
Linzee Cunningham of Boston, whose first wife was Adeline Elizabeth Amory. 
Dr. Cunningham was born in Boston 2 Jan. 1810, and died at Newport, R. I., in 
1905, the last surviving member of the class of 1829 of Harvard College. His 
wife, Mrs. Angelique L. V. Cunningham, died at Newport 7 June 1898. The 
two brothers, John Amory and Nathaniel James De Blois, were at one time in 
the cotton business in the South, the former during the winter months pur- 
chasing cotton at Columbus, Ga., and sending it down the river, and the latter 

188 Notes [April 

shipping it by sea from Appalachicola, Fla. (Information of Dr. Thomas Amory 
De Blois of Boston; Kegister, vol. 55, p. 422 ; Heraldic Journal, vol. 4, p. 41.) 

Catharine Laughton, the first wife of George De Blois (12, p. 17), was 
daughter of Henry Laughton. 

According to Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island, vol. 15, p. 30, the wife 
of Lewis De Blois, Jr. (13, p. 17) was Betsey Lawton, the Providence Gazette 
of 25 Dec. 1784, as quoted by Arnold, recording the marriage of Lewis Deblois 
" of this town, merchant, and Betsey Lawton, daughter of Isaac, late of New- 
port, at Nova Scotia." This Isaac Lawton was one of the five or six Lawtons 
who settled in New Brunswick during or at the close of the Revolution. 
(Sabine's American Loyalists, vol. 2 ; N. Y. Genealogical and Biographical 
Becord, vol. 37, p. 211.) Lewis De Blois apparently had a daughter Sarah 
(perhaps the name Mary on p. 17 of the present volume of the Register should 
be Sarah), for in the first Trinity Church at St. John, N. B., there was a tablet 
with the following inscription: " Sacred To the Memory of Sarah DeBlois, 
Late Superintendent in Trinity Church Sunday School, Who died 1 st June, 1869, 

in the 78 th Year of her Age " It is said also that Lewis De Blois had a 

son Gilbert. 

It is said that Rev. Henry Despard De Blois (16, vi, p. 19) was born 7 Dec. 
1830, and that 13 Oct. 1831 is the date of his baptism. 

The Columbian Centinel of 26 Jan. 1805 announces the marriage of Francis 
Gilbert De Blois (17, p. 19) as follows : "In Philadelphia, on the 6* h inst. Mr. 
Francis Deblois, to Miss Millicent Conner, both of this town." 

Boston, Mass. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton. 

Plaisted. — William Plaisted, whose son William married at Gilmanton, N. H., 
29 Nov. 1781, Hannah 5 Huckins (vide supra, p. 183), was probably a grandson of 
William 2 (Roger 1 ) Plaisted, who is mentioned in King's Lieut. Roger Plaisted, 
p. 11. He would be, therefore, William 4 Plaisted, mariner, husbandman, of 
Somersworth, N. H., 1743, of Moultonborough, N. H., 1774, and of New Hamp- 
ton, N. H., 1779. He was born probably at Dover, N. H., about 1720, was living 
in 1788 (Strafford Deeds, vol. 10, p. 475;, but is not found in the Census of 1790. 
He married about 1743 Judith 4 Ricker, daughter of John 3 and Hannah (Garland), 
who was born at Dover(?) 15 Nov. 1720 (Maine Genealogist, vol. 2, p. 107). 

In June 1743 William Plaisted of Somersworth, mariner, bought 13 acres there 
of Thomas Tibbetts and Olive his wife (N. H. Deeds, vol. 27, p. 478). In June 
1768 he conveyed 16 acres there (ib., vol. 96, p. 32), and in Jan. 1774 his wife 
Judith released her right of dower in the same 16 acres, where she and her hus- 
band "now" live (Strafford Deeds, vol. 1, p. 131). Tate records in his manu- 
script diary (p. 84) that " Wed. Feb. 21, 1774, Mr William Plaisted & son Wm & 
families mov'd from Somersworth for a place called Moulton's Gore." In Dec. 
1779 he bought 50 acres in the northeasterly corner of New Hampton, on the 
easterly slope of Pettee Hill, adjoining on the south lands of his son William 
and on the west lands of his son Samuel (Strafford Deeds, vol. 4, p. 159). 

He is probably the William Plaisted who in 1776 was second lieutenant in the 
Moultonborough company (N. H. State Papers, vol. 12, p. 8, vol. 14, p. 296). 

Children of William 4 and Judith (Ricker) Plaisted, born at Somersworth, 
N. H. (Tate's MS. Diary, p. 15) : Hannah, 14 May 1745(?) ; William, 1750(?;, 
for whom see below; Olive; Samuel, 1757. 

William 5 Plaisted, son of William and Judith (Ricker), born about 1750, mar- 
ried (1)1 Aug. 1769 Anne Ford, daughter of John, who was born probably at 
Berwick, Me. (Tate's MS. Diary, pp. 43, 49) ; he married (2) 29 Nov. 1781 
Hannah 5 Huckins, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Fernald). By his first wife he 
had: Daniel, born at Somersworth in 1770; Naomi, born at Somersworth 26 
Sept. 1771; a child, born at Somersworth 14 Oct. 1773, died on the same day; 
Ford, born perhaps at Moultonborough in 1775 (?), said to have married ■ 

Ames and to have removed to Canada or to Philadelphia (ib., p. 43). For chil- 
dren of William 5 Plaisted by his second wife, vide supra, p. 183. 

60 Wall Street, New York, N. Y. Henry Winthrop Hardon. 


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Historical Intelligence 

Dedication of the New Building of the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society. — The new building of the Society at 9 Ashburton Place, Bos- 
ton, in which the work of the Society has been carried on and its meetings have 
been held since 21 Dec. 1912 (vide supra, p. 91), was formally dedicated at 3 p.m. 
on Tuesday, 18 Mar. 1913, the sixty-eighth anniversary of the incorporation of 
the Society. The exercises were held in Wilder Hall, the spacious auditorium 
which perpetuates the name of the late Marshall Pinckney Wilder, LL.D., Pres- 
ident of the Society during the years 1868-1886. After prayer had been offered 
by Rev. James De Normandie, D.D., of Roxbury, Mass., President Baxter brief- 
ly recalled to the minds of his hearers the names of those who in former years 
labored for the building up of the Society and of those to whose aid in more re- 
cent years the Society is especially indebted for the new fire-proof structure. 
He then presented Hon. John Davis Long, LL.D., of Hingham, Mass., who de- 
livered a scholarly address pre-eminently appropriate to the occasion. At the 
conclusion of the exercises refreshments were served in the smaller hall to the 
many members and friends present. A full account of the dedicatory exercises, 
with the addresses of President Baxter and Governor Long, will be published 
by the Society. 

Lapham. — The Lapham Genealogy, by Emory D. Lapham, East Rochester, 
N. Y. (vide Register, vol. 64, p. 377), is nearing completion, and will be pub- 
lished, it is hoped, in 1914. It comprises many lines of descendants of John 
Lapham of Devonshire, England, Providence, R. I., and Dartmouth, Mass., and 
will make a volume of about 500 pages. 

Parlin. — A Parlin Genealogy, giving the descendants of Nicholas Parlin of 
Cambridge, Mass., on which Frank Edson Parlin, 3 Forest Park, Cambridge, 
Mass., has been at work for several years, will be published before the end of 
April, 1913. It contains from 250 to 300 pages, and includes female as well as 
male lines of descent. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest-that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Simmons. — Moses (Moyses Symonson), born probably at Leyden, Holland, 
but of English descent, by Henry A. Simmons, Box 754, Northampton, Mass. 

Worden. — Peter, who was born probably at Clayton, Lancashire, England, 
about 1569, and died about 1639, by Edward Chauncey Worden and Anna (Breits- 
man) Worden, Milburn, Essex Co., N. J. 


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Baskerville genealogy. Genealogy of the Baskerville family and some allied 
families, including the English descent from 1266. By Patrick Hamilton Basker- 
Ivill. Richmond, Va., William Ellis Jones' Sons, Inc., 1912. 14+214 p. fcsm. 
11. pi. 8° 

An account will be found of the following families: Barber-Dennet, Norvell, Minge, Har- 
; rison, Eaton, Embry, Coleman, Gordon, Murray, Boiling, Kennon, Worsham, Rolfe, etc. 

190 Recent Boohs [April 

Bates genealogy. Bates bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1, 2d series, Sept. 1912. 12 p. il. 8° 

Carter genealogy. 1652-1912. The descendants of Capt. Thomas Carter of 
Barford, Lancaster co., Va., with genealogical notes of many of the allied 
families. By Joseph Lyon Miller, M.D. n. p. [1912.] [14-K|27-f 388 p. fcsm. 
pi. por. 8° Address Dr. J. L. Miller, Thomas, W. Va. 

Chandler genealogy. Chandler of Oare, County of Wilts. Report of searches 
in relation to the ancestry of John and George Chandler who sailed from Eng- 
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of Percy M. Chandler of Philadelphia. By Thomas Allen Glenn. Printed for 
private distribution. England, W. K. Morton & Sons, printers, 1913. 21 p. 8° 

Claghorn genealogy. The Barony of Cleghorne, 1203, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 
to the family of Claghorn, 1912, U. S. A. By William Crumby Claghorn. Phila- 
delphia, 1912. 132 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Currier and Dnston genealogies. Address or historical sketch delivered at a Cur- 
rier Family Reunion, Toledo, Ohio, October 31, 1910. By Edwin M. Currier. 
Lowell, Mass., Courier-Citizen Co., 1913. 19 p. chart 8° Price $1.00. Address 
the author, 1638 Bridge St., Dracut, Mass. 

De Blois genealogy. Old Boston families, number one. The De Blois family. 
By Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, M.A., D.C.L. 1913. 15 p. 4° Reprint 
from Register for January, 1913. 

Doane genealogy. Doane Reunion at Barrington Head, Nova Scotia, Can. Me- 
morial service at Old Meeting House, July 18, 1912. Unveiling historic tablet 
to Edmund Doane and Elizabeth Osborn Myrick Paine, his wife. Reunion ban- 
quet, July 19, 1912. Truro, N. S., News Publishing Co., Ltd., 1912. 61 p. pi. 8° 

Folsom genealogy. Records. Fourth annual reunion of the descendants of 
the immigrant, John Folsom, Boston, Mass., Sept. 4, 1912. 23 p. 8° 

Foote genealogy. Report of the third and fourth meetings, Foote Family 
Association of America, at Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 9 and 10, 1909, andBranford, 
Conn., Sept. 11 and 12, 1912. n.p. n. d. 14 p. por. 4° 

French genealogy. A genealogical history of the French and allied families. 
By Mary Queal Beyer. Privately printed. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, The Torch 
Press. 1912. 373 p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

A genealogical record will be found of the following families: Ingalls, Seaward, Queal, 
Beyer, Cooper, Engelbeck, Armitage, and Beard. 

Gesner genealogy. The Gesner family of New York and Nova Scotia together 
with some notes concerning the families of Bogardus, Brower, Ferdon, and 
Pineo, 1710-1912. By Anthon Temple Gesner. Middletown, Conn., Pelton & 
King, printers and book-binders, 1912. 30 p. il. 8° 

Gookin genealogy. Daniel Gookin, 1612-1687, Assistant and Major General of 
the Massachusetts Bay Colony, his life and letters and some account of his an- 
cestry. By Frederick William Gookin. Chicago, privately printed, 1912. 207 p. 
fcsm. pi. 4° 

Harwood genealogy. Genealogical history of the Salem Harwoods, descendants 
of Henry and Elizabeth Harwood, who came from England with Gov. Winthrop 
in 1630, and settled in Charlestown, Mass. Vol. 2. By Watson H. Harwood, 
M.D. Chasm Falls, N. Y., 1912. 75 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

James genealogy. Ancestors and descendants of Capt. John James and Esther 
Denison of Preston, Conn. By Clara Paine Ohler. Lima, Ohio, 1912. 216 p. 
pi. por. 8° 

An account is given of the Denison, Lay, Avery, Chesebrough, and Tyler families. 

Kingman genealogy. Descendants of Henry Kingman, some early generations 
of the Kingman family. By Bradford Kingman. Boston, Press of David Clapp 
& Son, 1912. 96 p. 8° 

Lord genealogy. The ancestors and descendants of Lieut. Tobias Lord. By 

Charles Edward Lord. Privately printed, 1913. 263 p. fcsm, pi. por. 8° Price 

$5.00 net. Address the author, 24 Milk St., Boston, Mass. 

The first book received by the Librarian in the new building, 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. It 
was delivered by Mr. Lord in person to the Librarian, 23 December 1912. 

1913] Recent Boohs 191 

Mac Gregor genealogy. Yearbook of American Clan Gregor Society, containing 
the proceedings at the gatherings of 1909 and 1910. 70 p. por. 8° 

Mitchell genealogy. The Mitchells from Kittery. Cambridge, Mass., privately 
printed at the Riverside Press, 1911. p. 1295-1485, 8° Reprint from Descend- 
ants of Edward Small and allied families, by L. A. W. Uuderhill. 

Olmsted genealogy. Genealogy of the Olmsted family in America, embracing 
the descendants of James and Richard Olmsted and covering a period of nearly 
three centuries, 1632-1912. By Henry King Olmsted, M.D. and Rev. George K. 
Ward, A.M. New York, A. T. De la Mare Printing and Publishing Co., Ltd., 
1912. 20H-518[+1] p. fcsm. pi. por. 4° 

Paine genealogy. Paine ancestry, the family of Robert Treat Paine, signer of 

the Declaration of Independence, including maternal lines. By Sarah Cushing 

Paine, ed. by Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., 1912. 334 p. chart 4° 

In part one will be found the Fuine ancestry, direct line; part two, maternal lines; part 
three, tlie descendants of Charles Cushing Paine. 

Pomeroy genealogy. History and genealogy of the Pomeroy family. Collateral 
lines in family groups. Normandy, Great Britain, and America, comprising the 
ancestors and descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy from Beaminster, co. Dorset, 
Eng., 1630. By Albert Alonzo Pomeroy. [Toledo, Ohio, The Franklin Printing 
and Engraving Co., 1912.] 16+962 p. fcsm. il. map pi. por. 4° 

Bitter genealogy. Versuch den TJrsprung und die genealogie der Rheinpfal- 
zlschen familie Ritter zu verzeichnen. Norton T[ownsend] Horr, B. S. Cleve- 
land, Ohio, privatdruck, 1912. [54] p. map pi. por. 8° 

Savary genealogy. Memorial volume, selections from the prose and poetical 
writings of the late John Savary. Edited by John Albee. To which is added a 
genealogical record of the Savary-Hall families. By Marion H. Shumway. 
Chicago [HI.], privately printed, 1912. 5-+-270 p. fcsm. por. 8° 

8hepardson genealogy. The Shepardson family, some miscellaneous records of 
several generations. By Francis Wayland Shepardson. n. p. 1912. 8 p. 8° 

Shurtleff genealogy. Descendants of William Shurtlefi" of Plymouth and 
Marshlield, Mass., 2 vols. By Benjamin Shurtleff. Revere, Mass., 1912. Vol. 1, 
13+758 p. ; vol. 2, 738 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° Price $15.00. Address the 
author, Revere, Mass. 

Stevens, Gallatin, and Nicholson genealogies. Genealogical-biographical histories 
of the families of Stevens, Gallatin, and Nicholson. By Byam Kerby Stevens. 
New York, National Americana Society, 1911. 36 p. fcsm. por. F° 

Stoddard genealogy. The Stoddard family, being an account of some of the 
descendants of John Stodder of. Hingham, Massachusetts Colony. By Francis 
Russell Stoddard, Jr. New York, The Trow Press, 1912. 148 p. 8° Price 
$3.50, by mail $3.61. Address the author, 43 Exchauge Place, New York, N. Y. 

Stowell genealogy. Condensed genealogy, Stowell family with allied families. 
By Charles Henry Stowell, M.D. n. p. 1912. n. p. chart, pi. por. 8° 

Mention is made of the following families: Page, Farrow, Cheney, Wiswall, Jackson, 
Duuster, Lawrence, Washington, and lioynton. 

Tower genealogy. Report of the fourth annual reunion of the descendants of 
I John Tower, at Detroit, Mich., June 7, 8, and 9, 1912, and of the fourth annual 
| meeting of the Tower Genealogical Society, at Hingham, Mass., July 20, 1912. 
Boston, Mass., E. L. Grimes Co., printers [1912]. 40 p. fcsm. il. pi. por. 8° 

Tyler genealogy. William Tyler genealogy. The descendants of William 
Tyler, of Salem, N. J., 1625(?)-1701. By Willard Irving Tyler Brigham. Pub- 
lished for David Allen Thompson. Albany, N. Y., The Brandow Printing Co., 
1912. 55 p. 8° 

Webster genealogy. Some of the descendants of John Webster of Ipswich, 
Mass., 1634. By John C[alvin] Webster, M.D. Chicago, 111., 1912. 92 p. 8° 

White genealogy. White family (males). [Descendants of William of Bos- 
ton, Mass.] n. p. ltd. Chart. 

192 Recent Boohs [[April 

Wolcott genealogy. The family of Henry Wolcott, one of the first settlers of 
Windsor, Conn. By Chandler Wolcott. Printed for the Society of Descendants 
of Henry Wolcott. Rochester, N. Y., The Genesee Press, 1912. 24+456 p. 
fcsm. il. pi. por. 4° Price $10.00. Address the author, 99 Park Ave., Rochester, 
N. Y. 

Wyatt genealogy. Ancestry of Margaret Wyatt, wife of Matthew Allyn of 
Braunton in Devon [Eng.], and later of Windsor in Connecticut. 2d edition. 
By Charles K[nowles] Bolton, n.p. [1912.] Chart. Price $1.00. 


Dryden, John Fairfield, memoir. John Fairfield Dryden, born August 7, 1839, 
died November 24, 1911, founder and president of The Prudential Insurance 
Company of America, pioneer of Industrial Insurance in America, United States 
Senator. Issued by the Prudential Insurance Company of America on the first 
anniversary of the death of its founder and late president. 63 p. pi. por. 4° 

Fiske, John, memoir. By William Roscoe Thayer. Boston, Mass., 1912. 10 p. 
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Grafton, Charles Chapman, memoir. Bishop Grafton [Bishop of Fond du Lac, 
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Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, memoir. [By Andrew McFarland Davis.] 15 p. 
4° From the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 
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Hull, William, memoir. William Hull and the surrender of Detroit, a biograph- 
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letters from the appendix in the volume lt General Hull's Military and Civil Life.' 
Boston, Press of George H. Ellis Co., 1912. 32 p. 12° 

Lowe, Enoch Louis, memoir. Enoch Louis Lowe, Gov. of Maryland, 1851-54. 
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Newton, John Marshall, memoir. Memoirs of John Marshall Newton, n. p. n. d 
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Bowdoin College, Class of 1862. Fiftieth anniversary of the Class of 1862, Bow- 
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(a) General 

American Revolution. The Battle of April 19, 1775, in Lexington, Concord, 
Lincoln, Arlington, Cambridge, Somerville, and Charlestown, Mass. [Special 
limited edition with the muster rolls of the participating American companies.] 
By Frank Warren Coburn. Lexington, Mass., published by the author, 1912. 
171+78 p. map pi. por. 8° 

American Revolution, Continental Congress. Library of Congress. Journals of 
the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, edited from the original records in the 
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in the statutes, changes of names of persons, etc. Published by the Secretary 
of the Commonwealth. Boston, Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1912. 71+ 
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Massachusetts, record commissioner. Twenty-fifth report of the commissioner 
of public records, 1912. By Henry E[rnest] Woods. Boston, Mass., Wright 
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Mississippi Valley. The Mississippi Valley in the movement or fifty-four 
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Proceedings of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, - .5. 

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now embraced in the states of Oregon, Washington, and Jdaho, and p it of Montana and 

New Jersey, history. The discovery and early history of .few Jersey. By 
William Nelson. [1912.] 37 p. 8° Paper read before the Passaic County His- 
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Belchertown, Mass., history. 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the town 
of Belchertown, July 2, 3, and 4, 1911, a sketch of the celebration and the his- 
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Lewis H. Blackmer, 1912. 23 p. por. 8° 

Boston, Mass., Christ Church. Christ church, Salem street, Boston, 1723. [By 
Charles Knowles Bolton.] Boston, Mass., published by the church [1912]. 
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Buffalo, N. Y., First Presbyterian Church. Manual of the First Presbyterian 
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Chatham, Mass., history. No. 78. Library of Cape Cod history and genealogy. 
Historical address delivered on the occasion of the celebration of the 200th an- 
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period before 1860. By James W. Hawes. Yarmouthport, Mass., C. W. Swift, 
publisher and printer, 1912. 38 p. 8° 

Elmira, N. Y., history. The Elmira prison camp, a history of the military 
prison at Elmira, N. Y., July 6, 1864, to July 10, 1865, with an appendix contain- 
ing names of the Confederate prisoners buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery. 
By Clay \V[ood] Holmes, A.M. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 
1912. 17+465 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 8° 

Valley Forge, Pa., Massachusetts Military Monument. Dedication exercises at 
the Massachusetts military monument, Valley Forge, Pa., erected by the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts, 18th November, 1911, in grateful memory of the 
officers and men from Mass. who -served there between ll)th December, 1777, and 
19th June, 1778, also list of officers in Mass. organizations in the Revolutionary 
war and list of officers in Mass. organizations who served at Valley Forge. By 
Brig. Gen. Philip lieade. Boston, Mass., Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1912. 
I 85 p. fcsm. map pi. por. 4° 


American Antiquarian Society. An address delivered at Worcester, October 16, 
: 1912, before the American Antiquarian Society on the occasion of the 100th anni- 
I versary of its foundation. By Charles G. Washburn. Boston, Mass., privately 
fj printed, 1912. 45 p. 8° 

American Historical Association. Annual report of the American Historical 
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JULY, 1913 


By Channing Howard, Esq., of Winthrop, Mass. 

David Floyd, a resident member of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society from 1898, and since February 1912 the 
chairman of its Committee on Collection of Records, died at his 
home at Winthrop, Mass., 17 March 1913. He was born at 
Winthrop 26 October 1854, the son of Edward and Lucretia 
(Teivksbury) Floyd, and a descendant of Capt. John Floyd, who 
was living at Lynn, Mass., in 1662, and later lived at Maiden, near 
the old Chelsea line, and served in 1676 as a lieutenant in King 
Philip's War.* Among David Floyd's ancestors were early settlers 
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Mayflower Pilgrims of Ply- 
mouth, as well as soldiers of the Revolution. 

Edward Floyd, the father of David, had four other children. He 
was a man of parts in his time. He held several town offices, being a 
member of the legislature in 1851, treasurer of North Chelsea before 
Winthrop was set off in 1852, and for many years the first treasurer of 
the new town. He was known as f the Squire," and such he was, 
being a justice of the peace, writing deeds, and measuring land, in 
addition to tilling his small farm, after the manner of a true village 
squire of fifty years ago ; for then Winthrop was a small country 
town, and agriculture was the principal occupation of the inhabitants. 

David Floyd had the schooling of the time in the Winthrop pub- 
lic schools, which was not liberal, but in spite of this he became a 
scholar through much reading, contact with the world, and travel. 
He went to a business college in Boston, and later he took the full 
Chautauqua course. He married, 9 June 1886, Belle A. Seavey, 
Who survives her husband. They had no children. His home was 
always in Winthrop. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, which as an organization was much benefited by his varied 

On the death of his father in 1879 he took charge of his business, 
pursuing in a moderate way and gradually increasing his real estate 

* See "The Floyd Family of Rumney Marsh," by C. Harold Floyd, in Register, 
vol. 63, pp. 245-257. 


196 David Floyd [July 

and conveyancing business until 1889, when he established himself 
in the general business of real estate, insurance, and conveyancing 
at Winthrop and at 34 School Street, Boston, occupying the same 
offices and carrying on his work with ever increasing energy until 
the day of his death. By his unusual ability, and with his strict 
habits of industry, Mr. Floyd became a successful business man. 
He was a director in the Massachusetts Real Estate Exchange, vice- 
president and director of the County Savings Bank, and a director 
of the Winthrop Cooperative Bank. He was a trustee of much 
property and of many interests, and in general was adviser and 
helper not only for various persons and estates in a strictly business 
way, but also for the widowed and fatherless in Winthrop and out- 
side. Probably none of his fellow-citizens knew how far his help- 
fulness reached in all directions. 

Mr. Floyd early became a conspicuous town officer, serving his 
town in various capacities and with superior ability, as assessor for 
seven years, treasurer for eleven years, treasurer of the sinking-fund 
for twenty-five years, moderator at various town-meetings, and a 
member of numerous committees for investigation and report on many 
matters vital to the town's interests and policy. Among the most 
important of his services for his native town were those connected 
with the establishing and building of a sewerage system, those ren- 
dered as a member of the appropriations committee which made up 
the annual budget for the town's expenditures and practically planned 
its financial policy for many years, and also his services as chairman 
of the committee to investigate the establishment of playgrounds 
for the town, an investigation which he conducted in a most ex- 
haustive and thorough manner, with very happy results. The 
methods reported and adopted in relation to this matter attracted 
state-wide attention, and the Boston Transcript said of the report 
that it "is one of the best civic documents of the year." 

In 1883 Mr. Floyd, with five others, was appointed to establish 
a reading-room and library in the town. This was the beginning of 
the Winthrop Public Library, of which Mr. Floyd was a trustee 
continuously from that time until his death, serving as secretary or 
chairman the entire period. He excelled all his associates on the 
library board, not only in length of service, but also in the extent 
and quality of his work, no cause, perhaps, being closer to his heart. 
An excellent library building, well set in spacious grounds, was 
built in 1898, Mr. Floyd's good judgment never failing, whether 
the matter in hand was one of construction or of selecting employees 
or pictures. The historical room commenced at that time, with its} 
splendid collection, stands as the fruition of his dreams and a monu- 
ment to his effort and ability. 

He was chairman of the trustees of the Winthrop Improvement 1 
and Historical Association, was a foremost and much-appreciated | 
worker in behalf of its varied activities in the interests of the town, 

1913] David Floyd 197 

and acted as chairman of the committee which obtained the funds 
for the purchase of the old Deane Winthrop House. In 1902 he 
took a conspicuous part, both as library trustee and as a member of 
the general committee, in the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary 
of the incorporation of the town. In 1912 he headed a com- 
mittee which conducted a celebration in connection with the old 
Gibbons Elm, it being the two hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary 
of the original allotments of land at "Pullen Point." Among the 
many minor duties which he assumed was the presidency of the 
Winthrop Law and Order League, at a time when he thought that 
the good name of the town was at stake. 

Mr. Floyd was representative to the General Court in 1887 and 
1888, was a member, and chairman for a considerable term, of the 
Winthrop Republican Town Committee, and sometimes served on 
important State commissions. 

In 1897 he joined the Massachusetts Society, Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, became one of the original members of its Old 
Suffolk Chapter, and held important official positions both in the 
local chapter and in the state society. He was also prominent in 
Masonic circles. 

On historical, civic, and local topics Mr. Floyd was a writer of 
no mean ability, and contributed numerous articles for publication 
along these lines. From time to time each year he furnished to the 
Winthrop and to the Boston papers a digest of the growth and 
activities of Winthrop, particularly in relation to its real estate in- 
terests. He also aided Judge Mellen Chamberlain and the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society in preparing the Documentary History 
of Chelsea, the home of his ancestors, which embraced the Win- 
throp region. 

Sometimes he " broke out in verse," but this was usually for the 
benefit of his more intimate friends or for special occasions. He 
was broad in his reading, knew books better than the average busi- 
ness man, perused the best English literature, and had a true sense 
of humor. He often spent one to two hours a day in browsing in 
the book-stores, to find the best books for the use of the Winthrop 
Public Library or a book of which some person was in particular 
need. He knew the historical and legendary scenes of New Eng- 
land as few others know them. 

He never indulged in any conspicuous or extreme pleasures, al- 
though he knew how to enjoy the good things of every-day life 
every day. His physique, like his mind and spirit, was most ex- 
cellent ; he had a good body, well proportioned, a strong build, an 
erect carriage, a quick step, and a cheerful and restful countenance. 
His sincerity, candor, and constancy beamed out from his magnetic 
personality at every angle of his many-sided life. 

He was the leading citizen of Winthrop. He was lavish of his 
services toward all civic, patriotic, philanthropic, and intellectual 

198 Old Boston Families [July 

niovements, many of which appealed to his busy life. He had a 
fairness of temperament, a clearness of understanding, and a firm- 
ness of character that made him a good judge of the problems of 
every-day life, our times, and our people. He was a man of vision, 
who could by the eye of experience and faith look far into the future. 
He was at all times an optimist. His manifold activities and his 
qualities of heart and life bound him with close ties to many people 
in the varied work and various walks of life. 


Number Three 


By Lawrence Park, Esq., of Groton, Mass. • 

1. Thomas 1 Savage was born, probably in England, in 1607 or 1608. 
He embarked from London in the ship Planter, Nic° Trarice, master, 
in Apr. 1635, having been certified by the minister of St. Albans, Hertford- 
shire. In the list of the ship's passengers he is called a tailor, and his age 
is given as 27, which corresponds with his age as given by him in a depo- 
sition dated 26 (9) 1664, in which he states that he is about 57 years old 
(Essex County Files, vol. 10, p. 59). According to his descendant, Hon. 
James Savage, the noted antiquarian of Boston, he was a son of William 
Savage, a blacksmith of Taunton in Somersetshire, and was apprenticed 
by his father 9 Jan. 1620/1 to the Merchant Taylors Guild of London. 
Aside from this statement, I have found nothing to show that Thomas 
Savage had any connection with William, the blacksmith of Taunton. In 
his will, dated 28 June 1675 but probably written some years earlier, 
Thomas Savage leaves money to " my coz Leonard Savage in Barbadoes " 
and " to my sister." The sister's name is written in the will, but it is 
difficult to decipher. It is, however, apparently " Perking." These two 
bequests, together with another to his son Arthur, who was probably dead 
when the will was dated, are interlined in the original, and do not appear 
in the copy of the will on file in the Suffolk Registry of Probate in Boston. 
In the registers of the church of St. John sub-Castro at Lewes, co. Sussex, 
is recorded the burial, 9 Nov. 1617, of Leonard Savage, mercer and house- 
holder. In the will of Henry Crabbe of St. Gregory, London, merchant tailor, 
dated 25 Nov. 1620, mention is made of William, Margaret, and Anne (all 
under 21 years), children of Leonard Savage, deceased, " my late master," 
who is doubtless the same man who was buried at Lewes in 1617. In 1784 
a great-grandson of Thomas Savage, Samuel Phillips Savage, compiled a 
chart of the family from information given him before her death in 1755 
by his grandmother Hannah (Gillam) Phillips, a granddaughter of Thomas 
Savage, and by Mrs. Joshua Wells (Sarah Savage), another granddaughter. 
Mrs. Phillips was born in Boston in 1662, twenty years before her grand- 
father Savage died, and doubtless derived the information directly from 
him. In this chart, which is now in the possession of a descendant of the 
compiler, it is stated that Thomas Savage was a linen draper (mercer) and 
had two brothers in England, one of whom was Arthur, " Dean of Car- 

1913] The Savage Family 199 

lisle," while the other, name unknown, lived about fifty miles from Lon- 
don, which is the distance between London and Lewes. Arthur Savage, 
I find upon investigation, was not dean of Carlisle, but a prebendary or 
vice-decanus of the Cathedral of Carlisle, and in his will made in 1698 he 
bequeathed money to Arthur, James, and Elizabeth, the children of his 
nephew James Savage, a sadler of Lewes. Arthur Savage matriculated 
at Oxford 16 Mar. 1637/8 at the age of 16, and in the catalogue of Oxford 
University graduates he is called a son of John Savage, Esq., " of Wootton 
Hall in the County of Salop." It seems impossible to identify this estate, 
and researches thus far have not disclosed any will of a John Savage in 
Shropshire. If Thomas Savage's father was named William, it is a little 
strange that he gave his father's name to none of his twelve sons. He did, 
however, call one son Arthur, a name which has since been frequently used 
in the family, and named another Richard, which was also the name of a 
Savage who married at Lewes in 1673. 

In the January after his arrival Thomas Savage was admitted to the 
church in Boston. In the following month he was given seven acres of 
marsh ground at Muddy River, now Brookline, Mass., " for the keeping 
of his cattle (being in number, five) " (Boston Records), and on 25 May 
1636 he was made a freeman of the town of Boston, upon whose records 
his name appears with frequency during the remainder of his life. In the 
religious controversy in which his mother-in-law, the famous Mistress Anne 
Hutchinson, became involved, Savage was one of her adherents, and pre- 
vious to her trial was disarmed and obliged to leave Boston, as he did ap- 
parently late in 1637. With William Coddmgton, William Hutchinson, 
and others, Savage purchased Aquidneck of the natives, and began the 
settlement of Rhode Island. Soon after his arrival at Aquidneck Savage 
recanted, and was allowed to return to Boston, where he was again settled, 
probably as early as June 1638. In 1637 he became a member of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Boston, where his name 
stands fourth on the roll of membership, and in 1651 he succeeded Capt. 
Robert Keayne as captain of the Company, holding this position again in 
1659, 1668, 1675, and 1680. In 1651 and 1652 he was the recorder or 
town clerk of Boston, and a selectman in 1652. On 12 Mar. 1653/4 Savage, 
with one other, was chosen to represent Boston in the General Court, 
holding that position until 1657. He was again a representative from 1659 
to 1662, and in 1677 and 1678, and held the office of assistant from 1680 
to his death. In 1669 he was one of the founders and members of the 
Third (Old South) Church, and was a liberal contributor toward establish- 
ing a free school in Boston. In 1673 he, with others, erected a barricade 
in Boston Harbor for protection against an expected attack upon Boston 
by the Dutch. This barricade eventually grew into Long Wharf, portions 
of which have ever since been owned by some of his descendants. In 1675, 
at the beginning of King Philip's War, Savage was appointed to the chief 
command of the Massachusetts forces, Denison, the major-general, being 
prevented by illness from participating, and on 28 June he set out upon 
the campaign at the head of a force numbering about three hundred men. 
Upon their arrival at the Wampanoag country in the northeastern portion 
of Rhode Island they found that Philip and his forces had fled, and peace 
being soon declared, Savage and his men returned to Boston, where the 
army was disbanded. Philip, however, was soon again upon the war-path, 
and in the spring of 1676 Savage was once more placed at the head of the 
Massachusetts troops and acquitted himself with distinction during the re- 
mainder of the war. 

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According to the Book of Possessions, Savage's house and garden were 
on the north side of the present Bennet Street, near Scarlet's Wharf, where 
afterwards stood the King's Head Tavern. At the same time he was the 
owner of a farm in Braintree, containing about 65 acres, 26 acres of which 
he sold early to James Everill of Boston. He afterwards increased his 
holdings in Braintree to nearly 2500 acres. In 1656 Savage built a new 
house " between the drawbridge and the conduit," on the southerly side 
of the present North Street, near Dock Square, on land which he had pur- 
chased two years earlier for £130. In the deed of this purchase he is 
called a " merchant," and his shop stood on what is now the easterly 
corner of Washington Street and Adams Square. 

He married first, probably in Boston in 1637, Faith Hutchinson, who 
was baptized at Alford, co. Lincoln, England, 14 Aug. 1617, and died in 
Boston 20 Feb. 1651/2, daughter of William and Anne (Marbury), who 
came to Boston in 1634. He married secondly, in Boston, 15 Sept. 1652, 
Increase Nowell officiating, Mary Symmes, who was born at Dunstable, 
co. Bedford, England, 9 Apr. 1628, daughter of Rev. Zechariah of Charles- 
town, Mass., who came to Boston in 1634 in the same ship with the 

Maj. Savage died suddenly in Boston 15 Feb. 1681/2, and was buried 
in the burial-ground now adjoining King's Chapel, where his tomb, upon 
which are engraved the arms of the Savages of Rock-Savage, may still be 
seen. On 28 June 1675 he dated his will, by which he appointed John 
Hull and Isaac Addington overseers, and his sons Thomas, Ephraim, and 
Perez his executors, and disposed of property amounting, as shown by the 
appraisal of his estate, to nearly £3500. Among the items of the inventory 
are arms and armor valued at £5 ; plate, gold, and rings, £29. 10s. l^d. ; 
servants, £83; pewter, £11. 9s. 6d. ; books, £2. 10s. ; and debts of £644. 
8s. 6d. In the real estate are included his house and land in Boston, land 
at the South End of Boston and a " parte of the out wharfe," Hog (now 
Breed's) Island, a farm at " Romly Marsh," and lands in Braintree and 
Lynn. His portrait, showing him in military dress and painted in 1679 by 
an unknown artist, is in the possession of a descendant, and is reproduced 
in Winsor's Memorial History of Boston, vol. 1, p. 318. 

Maj. Savage's widow, who became a member of the Third Church in 
1674, was married, between 7 Dec. 1683 and 10 Apr. 1684, as his fourth 
wife, to Anthony Stoddard, who, when he died on 16 Mar. 1686/7, was 
called by Sewall " the ancientest shop-keeper in Town." Mrs. Stoddard 
died in Boston 18 July 1710, and was buried, the day following her death, 
in the Savage tomb. In her will, made 5 Feb. 1697/8 and proved 21 July 
1710, she gives to her daughter Sarah Higginson her " Molatto Girl named 
Ann and also all the wrought plate ; " to her son-in-law John Higginson 
her " Great bible ; " to the two children of her grandson John Higginson, 
Jr., a silver spoon each, of the value of fifteen shillings ; and the remainder 
of her estate is to be equally divided between her six grandchildren, the 
five children of John Higginson and the daughter of her deceased son 
Ebenezer Savage. She appoints John Higginson and his wife Sarah her 

Children by first wife, born in Boston : 

2. i. Habijah, 2 b. 1 Aug. 1638. 

3. ii. Thomas, bapt. 17 May 1640. 

iii. Hannah, b. 28 June 1643 ; bapt. at the First Church 2 July 1643, 
" being about 5 dayes old ; " d. in Boston betw. 11 Oct. 1721 and 21 
Feb. 1721/2; m. (1) in Boston, Maj .-Gen. Humphrey Atherton 

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officiating, 26 Oct. 1G60, Benjamin Gillam, son of Benjamin and 
Anne of Boston, b. in England abt. 1643, d. probably in Boston and 
bur., according to Sewall, 13 June 1GS5. He was a merchant, 
mariner, and ship-owner of Boston, having a " mansion house " 
on Batterymarch and wharves and a ship-yard near. He was 
second in command of an expedition, during King Philip's War, 
led by his father-in-law, into central Massachusetts, and was a 
lieutenant in Capt. Savage's second Boston company in the Suffolk 
regiment under Maj. Thomas Clarke prior to 1675. He also served 
in the Narragansett campaign in King Philip's War, and succeeded 
^apt. Savage as captain of his company, 6 Feb. 1675/6. His will, 
m\de 28 Mar. 1681, was proved 17 June 1686. Mrs. Hannah 
(Savage) Gillam m. (2) in Boston, early in Sept. 1685, Giles 
Sylvester, son of Nathaniel and Grizzel (Brinley) of Shelter 
Island, N. Y., b. 1657, d. probably in New York City in or soon 
after 1705. His father was the first settler and later the owner 
of the entire island, where he had a manorial estate. Giles Syl- 
vester lived on this estate, but spent much time in New York, and 
in 1695 was living in Boston. At his father's death in 1680 he 
inherited a large portion of the island, of which he left, by will, 
one-third to his widow. Mrs. Sylvester, after her husband's death, 
returned to live with one of her daughters in Boston, where she 
was admitted to the Third (Old South) Church in 1707. Children 
by first husband: 1. Hannah, b. 27 Apr. 1662; d. 1755; m. Sam- 
uel Phillips ;* eight children. 2. Ann, b. 6 June 1665 ; d. in Boston 
'll Nov. 1678. 3. Faith, b. 18 July 1668; d. after 1747; m. (1) 
Matthew Middleton ; m. (2) Capt. Wentworth Paxton; one child 
by first husband, and three children by second husband. 4. Dyo- 
nisia, b. 8 Feb. 1671/2 ; d. young. 5. Benjamin, b. 5 June 1677 ; d. 
young. 6. Thomas, b. 10 Aug. 1679 ; d. young. 7. Mary, b. 9 
June 1682; d. probably 1747; m. (1) Robert Seppens ; m. (2) 
Richard Hubbard ; two children by second husband. 
4. iv. Ephraim, b. 20 Julv 1645. 

v. Mary, bapt. 6 June 1647, " aged about 8 days ; " m. abt. 1670 Thomas 
Thachkr, son of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth (Partridge) (Kemp). 
He settled in Boston, where he became a prosperous merchant, 
and died there 2 Apr. 1686. Mrs. Thacher d. in Boston 22 July 
1730, leaving all her property to her son Peter. Children: 1. 
Elizabeth, b. 26 Dec. 1671; d., probably in Boston, 3 Jan. 1678/9. 
2. Thomas, b. 25 Sept. 1673; d. in Boston 16 Dec. 1722; m. (1) 
Margaret Hay wood ; m. (2) Katherine (Tuck) Everton; no chil- 
dren by either marriage. 3. John, b. 22 Jan. 1674/5; m. Mary 
Mould ; no record of his death or of any children. 4. Peter, bapt. 
26 Aug. 1677; d. 1 Mar. 1739; H. C. 1696; m. Hannah Curwen; 
no record of any children. 5. Mary, b. 28 Jan. 1679/80; d. be- 
tw. 24 Apr. 1729 and 5 Nov. 1736; m. (1) George Kilcup; m. 
(2) Joseph Bill; two children by first husband, none by second 
vi. Dyonisia, bapt. 30 Dec. 1649, aged about one day; living in 1703, 
but d. bef. 1723; m. (1), probably in Boston, abt. 1680, Samuel 
Ravenscroft ; m. (2) , in York Co., Va., in 1695, Thomas Hadley. 
Samuel Ravenscroft became a member of the Ancient and Honor- 
able Artillery Company in 1679, second sergeant in 1682, and en- 
sign in 1686, and in Mar. 1686/7 was commissioned captain of a 
militia company in Boston. His three oldest children were bapt. 
at the Third Church, but in 1686 he, with a few others, founded 
King's Chapel, the first Anglican church in Boston, where his 
younger children were bapt. On 29 June 1689 he was chosen one 
of its wardens. In Apr. 1689 he was imprisoned for sympathizing 
with the policies of Gov. Andros, but was soon after released, 
and united in a loyal address to King William. About 1692 he 
removed with his family to Virginia, where he d. bef. 1695. Chil- 
dren by first husband : 1. Dyonisia-, b. 12 Apr. 1681 ; probably d. 

* Vide infra, p. 212, note. 

202 Old Boston Families [July 

young. 2. Samuel, b. 12 Apr. 1682; probably d. young, 3. 
George, b. 20 Mar. 1682/3; probably d. young. 4. Sarah, b. 20 

Nov, 1686; m. Berry; living ^in York Co., Va., in 1723. 

5. Thomas, b. 29 June 1688; d. in Bristol Parish, Prince George 
Co., Va., in Dec. 1735 or Jan. 1735/6; living in James City Co., 
Va., in 1723 ; m. and had one son.* 
vii. Perez, b. 17 Feb. 1651/2, and bapt. at the First Church five days 
later. He enlisted as an ensign in Capt. Mosley's company in 
King Philip's War, was badly wounded in the thigh at Swansey, 
R. I., during the first week of the war, and was again wounded in 
the " Great Swamp fight " in the Narragansett campaign on 19 Dec. 
following, when he had become lieut. of the same company. A 
u young martial spark " Hubbard quaintly calls him.f and a " noble 
heroic youth" says Capt. Benj. Church. Later he carried on 
trade between Boston, London, and Cadiz. He was in London in 
Sept. 1690, about to sail for Malaga, and in the following Nov. 
he was in Deal, u waighting A faire wind to go to sea: for Mal- 
lago and here Againe." He was again in London in Oct. 1691. 
A contribution was taken up in the Dorchester churches on 28 
Jan. 1693/4 for the purpose of ransoming Savage and his nephew 
Thomas Thacher, who had fallen into the hands of Barbary 
pirates. Just when this capture took place has not yet been dis- 
covered, but Savage and his nephew and other members of the 
ship's crew were imprisoned at Mequinez (now Meknez), Morocco, 
and there on 24 May 1694, " in my Sick Bed," Savage made a will, 
and probably d. soon after. He never married. When Savage 
was in London, 8 Sept. 1690," being bound out on a Voyage to 
Sea," he made a will, by which he left £10 each to his brothers 
Thomas, Ephraim, and Benjamin, and to his sisters Hannah 
Silvester, Mary Thatcher, Dionitia Ravenscroft, and Sarah Hig- 
ginson, and to each of them a ring of 20 shillings in value ; to 
his nephew Thomas Thacher £50, and to his brother Thomas Savage 
" my Silver hilted Rapier which was left me by my Father." All 
the remainder of his estate, after the debts and above-mentioned 
bequests had been paid, he left to his brother Thomas, and ap- 
pointed him his executor. This will, which was witnessed by 
Rob 4 Granvill, David Kally, Tho : Thatcher, and Jn° Towne, was 
signed at " Snelgroves dock Wapping," and was proved at Boston 
18 Apr. 1695, nearly a year after Savage's death. In his later 
will, made in Morocco 24 May 1694, he leaves to "Robert Car- 
ver a French Lewes, to Henry in the Jewdree a ducat of Gold, 
To John Borch & Elias Fortune a Ducat in Silver a piece, and Elias 
a Jackett & to Joanas, the Thirty three Bla ts [blankets?] as he 
Owes me," and the remainder of his estate, u that lyes now in the 
hands of M r Rich d Hill Merch* in Cadix or London, New England 
or any other part where I am concern'd," is to be given to his 
nephew Thomas Thacher. This will was proved in London 11 
May 1702. On 10 Nov. 1708 the first will of Perez Savage was 
revoked in favor of the Mequinez will by Judge Addington of the 
Suffolk Probate Court, Addington having been the register under 
Judge Stoughton who granted letters of administration on the 
first will thirteen years previously. Later, however, Elizabeth 
(Scottow) Savage, widow of Thomas, the executor mentioned 
in the first will, instituted proceedings in the Court of Arches in 
London before Sir Charles Hedges, which resulted in a reversal of 

* John Stark Ravenscroft, b. 1772, d. 1830, a great-great-grandson of Samuel and 
Dyonisia (Savage) Ravenscroft, was the first Bishop of North Carolina. 

f " Ensign Savage, that young martial spark, scarce twenty years of age, had at that 
time one bullet lodged in his thigh, another shot through the brim of his hat, by ten 
or twelve of the enemy discharging upon him together, while he boldly held up his 
colours in the front of his company." (Hubbard, Narrative of the Indian Wars in New- 

" M r Perez Savage and Mr. Pickering, his [Captain Mosley's] Lieutenants, de- 
serving no little part of the honor of that days service, being sometimes called to lead 
the company in the front, while Capt. Mosely took a little breath." (lb.) 

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, the decree of Addington in support of the second will and estab- 
lished the right of the appellant under the first or Boston will, 
"perhaps," says Savage, " with the concurrence of Thacher." 
(Savage's Gen. Dictionary, vol. 4, pp. 25-6.) 

Children by second wife, born in Boston : 

viii. Sarah, b. 25 June 1653 ; bapt. at the First Church on the following 
day ; bur. at Salem, Mass., 26 June 1713 ; m. at Salem, 9 Oct. 1672, 
Col. John Higginson, b. at Guildford, Conn., 1646; d. at Salem 
23 Mar. 1719/20, son of Rev. John and Sarah (Whitfield) of Salem. 
"John Higginson was one of the great merchants of Salem, and 
held many public offices. In 1678 he was chosen to keep the 
town books and was frequently selectman. He was deputy from 
Salem, 1685, 1689 and 1691, and a member of the Council from 
1700 until his death. He was also county treasurer and justice 
of the Court of Common Pleas. He was commissioned ensign 
in 1675 and promoted until in 1701 he ranked as colonel." (De- 
scendants of Rev. Francis Higginson, by Thomas Wentworth 
Higginson, 1910.) Children, all b. in Salem: 1. fifary, b. 27 
Sept. 1673; m. (1) Thomas Gardner, Jr.; m. (2) Dr. Edward 
Weld; m. (3) James Lindall; one child by second husband, six 
children by third husband. 2. John, b. 20 Aug. 1675 ; d. 26 
Apr. 1718; m. (1) Hannah Gardner; m. (2) Margaret Sewall; six 
children by first wife, two by second wife. 3. Thomas, b. 16 or 
23 Dec. 1677; d. at Salem 18 Sept. 1678. 4. Nathaniel, b. 1 Apr. 
1680; d. at Salem 1720; m. Hannah Gerrish; five children. 5. 
Sarah, b. 1 June 1682; d. at Salem 5 Aug. 1699; m. Nathaniel 
Hathorne. 6. Elizabeth, b. 13 Oct. 1684; d. at Salem 1734; m. 
John Gerrish; six children. 7. Margaret, b. 10 Nov. 1686; d. at 
Salem 18 June 1688 (Descendants of Rev. Francis Higginson), but 
gravestone in Charter Street Burying-Ground, Salem, says 18 Jan. 
1688 and gives her age as 2 yrs. and 2 mos. instead of 1 yr. and 7 
ix. Richard, bapt. 27 Aug. 1654; d. in Boston 23 Sept. 1655. 
x. Samuel, b. 16 Nov. 1656; d. young. 
xi. Samuel, b. 22 Aug. 1657 ; d. same day. 
xii. Zechariah, bapt. 4 July 1658 ; d. young. 

xiii. Ebenezer, b. 22 May 1660 ; bapt. at the First Church 27 May 1660 ; 
d. 1684 ; m. , probably in Boston, abt. 1682, Martha Allen of Bos- 
ton, bur. in Boston 14 Nov. 1715. He was probably a member of 
the Boston Latin School in 1669, and on 21 Apr. 1679 he took the 
oath of allegiance. He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company in 1682. He was one of the executors of his father's 
will. By occupation he was an upholsterer, but seems to have 
taken no part in the public life of Boston. Child : 1. Mary, 3 b. in 
Boston 15 Aug. 1683 ; mentioned in will of her grandmother in 
Feb. 1697/8. 
xiv. John, b. 15 Aug. 1661 ; d. in Boston 23 Aug. 1661. 
xv. Benjamin, bapt. at the First Church 12 Oct. 1662, was probably a 
scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1671. He took the oath of 
allegiance in Boston on 21 Apr. 1679, and in 1682 became a mem- 
ber of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. He was a 
mariner, and never married. On 15 Oct. 1687, u being bound A 
Voiage to Sea," he made a will, which was proved at Salem 20 
Nov. 1693, leaving his entire estate to his " Loving Brother" 
John Higginson of Salem, to be divided among Higginson's chil- 
dren, Mary, the child of his brother Ebenezer Savage, to have an 
equal portion on arriving at full age. Samuel Sewall in his Diary 
speaks of Savage as living in Jan. 1691/2, and he d. sometime be- 
tween that date and 3 Nov. 1693, when his estate was appraised 
and inventoried, 
xvi. Arthur, b. 26 and bapt. 28 Feb. 1663/4 ; d. young, 
xvii. Elizabeth, b. 8 Nov. 1667 ; d. young, 
xviii. Elizabeth, b. 24 and bapt. 28 Feb. 1668/9 ; d. young. 

204 Old Boston Families [July 

2. Habijah 2 Savage (Thomas 1 ), born in Boston 1 Aug. 1638 and bap- 
tized at the First Church 12 Aug. 1638, was probably a scholar at 
the Boston Latin School as early as 1647. He entered Harvard 
College 17 July 1655 and was graduated in 1659. On 14 Mar. 
1658/9 he, with two other students, was openly "censured in the 
Colledge Hall ' for the part he took in the previous January in 
" a great disorder in Cambridge in the night and fighting betweene 
the schollars and some of the toune." (Sibley's Harvard Graduates, 
vol. 2, pp. 11-12.) In 1665 he became a member of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company, and on 3 May 1665 he was ad- 
mitted freeman, and soon became captain of a militia company in 

Fie married in Boston, Gov. Endicott officiating, 8 May 1661, 
Hannah Tyng, born in Boston 7 Mar. 1639/40, daughter of 
Capt. Edward and Mary of Boston. He died in 1669, while on 
a trip to Barbadoes in connection with his business as a trader, and 
administration on his estate was granted 24 May 1670 to his widow, 
his estate being appraised at £443. 17s. l^d. At some time between 
1681 and 1685 his widow became the second wife of Maj.-Gen. 
Daniel Gookin of Cambridge, Mass., born in co. Kent, England, 
about 1612, died 19 Mar. 1687, by whom she had one daughter. 
By his first wife Gookin had a son Nathaniel, who married a daugh- 
ter of Habijah Savage. Mrs. Hannah (Tyng) Gookin died at Cam- 
bridge 28 Oct. 1688. 

Children, born in Boston : 

i. Joseph, 3 b. 15 Aug. 1662 ; d. in Boston 30 June 1663. 
5. ii. Thomas, b. 19 Oct. 1664. 

iii. Hannah (twin), b. 27 Aug. 1667; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 14 May 
1702; m., probably in 1685, and certainly after 13 Aug. of that 
year, when she is mentioned in her father-in-law's will under her 
maiden name, Nathaniel Gookin, youngest son of Maj.-Gen. 
Daniel and Mary (Dolling), b. 22 Oct. 1656 and bapt. in Cam- 
bridge, d. there 14 Aug. 1692. Gookin was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1675. He was preaching at Sherborn, Mass., in 1678 
and 1679, and in 1682 was ordained minister of the church at Cam- 
bridge, where he remained until his death. Children : 1. Nathan- 
iel, b. 15 Apr. 1687; d. at Hampton, N. H., 25 Aug. 1734; H. C. 
1703; m. Dorothy Cotton; thirteen children. 2. Habijah, b. 23 
Jan. 1689/90; d. at Cambridge 1 Aug. 1690. 3. Hannah, b. abt. 
1692; d. 20 Mar. 1758; m. (1) Vincent Carter; m. (2) Richard 
Kent ; four children by first husband and five by second husband. 

iv. Mary (twin), b. 27 Aug. 1667 ; d. 2 June 1731 ; m. at Cambridge, 22 
May 1700, as his second wife, Rev. Thomas Weld, son of Thomas 
and Dorothy (Whiting), b. at Roxbury 12 June 1653, d., probably 
at Dunstable, Mass., 9 June 1702, a graduate of Harvard College 
in 1671, and as early as 1 May 1679, and perhaps earlier, employed 
as a preacher at Dunstable, having, after his graduatiou, been a 
schoolmaster at Roxbury. On 16 Dec. 1685 he was ordained as 
the first settled minister at Dunstable, where he remained until his 
death. His widow, soon after his death, removed from Dunstable, 
and lived during the last years of her life with her son Habijah, at 
whose house in Attleborough, Mass., she died. Children : 1. Far- 
well or Farewell, b. 4 Mar. 1700/1 ; d. at age of 13. 2. Samuel, 
probably a twin brother of Farewell, d. at Roxbury 18 Jan. 
1715/16 (Roxbury records and gravestone inscription), but 17 Jan. 
1716/17, according to Farmer. 3. Habijah, b. 2 Sept. 1702 ; d. 14 
May 1782; H. C. 1723; m. Mary Fox; fifteen children. 

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3. Thomas Savage 2 (Thomas 1 ), born in Boston and baptized at the 
First Church 17 May 1640, was probably a scholar at the Boston 
Latin School in 1649. He became a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company in 1665, its first sergeant in 1674, 
its ensign in 1681, and its lieutenant in 1686 ; he was also an officer 
in the Boston militia, rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel of a 
Bostor regiment in 1702, and held this position until his death. 
He sei /ed during King Philip's war, was an officer in Sir Edmund 
Androi's army, and became a freeman on 12 Mar. 1689/90. In 
1678 he testified that he was master of the barque Dolphin, engaged 
in trade with the West Indies. In Aug. 1690 he, with two others, 
was sent to Albany by the Government to negotiate with the Ma- 
quas Indians in an endeavor to enlist them on the English side 
against the Eastern Indians, and in the same year he led one of 
three regiments in Sir William Phips's unsuccessful expedition 
against Quebec, being the first officer to land. On 7 Oct. 1690 
his ship ran aground in the St. Lawrence River, within gunshot 
of the shore, but was floated bv Sir William. He returned to 
Boston with the expedition on 19 Nov., and wrote "An Account 
of the late action of the New-Englanders under the command of Sir 
William Phips, against the French at Canada," which was pub- 
lished in London in 1691. # He became a merchant in Boston, and 
in many deeds calls himself, or is called, " Shop-keeper." He be- 
came a member of the Third (Old South) Church in 1702, his wife 
having been admitted to this church two years earlier. He was one 
of the executors of his father's will, and was attorney for his brother 
Perez, who was often absent in England and Spain. He lived on 
Ann (now North) Street, and had a warehouse adjoining on Scot- 
tow's (now Scott) Alley, which in 1732 was sold by the other heirs 
to his son Habijah. 

He married about 1664 Elizabeth Scottow, baptized 1 Aug. 
1647, "aged about 2 days," died in Boston 29 Aug. 1714, daughter 
of Capt. Joshua and Lydia of Boston. 

He died in Boston 2 July 1705, and three days later was given 
a military funeral, with the " Street," says Sewall, " very much 
fill'd with People all along." He was buried in his father's tomb 
in King's Chapel Burial-Ground. His will, made 23 Feb. 1697/8 
and proved 21 July 1705, appoints his wife sole executrix and 
leaves his- property both real and personal to her for her life, and after 
her death it is to be equally divided between his six children. If, 
however, his wife should remarry, then one half of the property is 
to be divided between his children and the other half is to go to 
his wife for her life and to be disposed of by her among his children 
and grandchildren. To his son Thomas he gives " my Silver hilted 
Sword that was my Fathers and my fringed Scarfe," to his son 
Habijah " my Seal Ring that was my Fathers," and to his son 
Arthur " my little Birding piece." 

Children, born in Boston : 

i. Thomas, 3 b. 20 July 1665 ; d. young. 

6. ii. Thomas, b. 2 Aug. 1668. 

iii. Scottow, b. 4 Feb. 1670/1 ; not living in 1698. 

7. iv. Habijah, b. 10 Sept. 1674. 

* Printed in 2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 3, pp. 255 et seq. 

206 Old Boston Families [July 

v. Elizabeth, b. 4 Aug. 1677 ; living as late as Mar. 1750/1 ; m. in Bos- 
ton 8 Oct. 1716 Hon. Joseph Wadsworth, son of Capt. Samuel 
and Abigail (Lindall) , b. at Milton, Mass., 11 Feb. 1666/7, d. in Bos- 
ton 20 Nov. 1750. He was a selectman of Boston from 1709 to 
1714 and from 1716 to 1718; representative to the General Court 
in 1717, 1718, 1726, and 1727; and was town treasurer of Boston 
from 1719 to Mar. 1749. Child: 1. Elizabeth, b. 19 Sept. 1720; 
d. 9 May 1756; m. Isaiah Barrett; eight children. 
8. vi. Arthur, b. 29 Mar. 1680. 

vii. Faith, b. 11 Aug. 1682; d. young. 

viii. Faith, b. 3 Oct. 1683 ; d. in Boston 3 Feb. 1760 ; m. in Boston 28 Aug. 
1711 Cornelius Waldo, son of Cornelius and Faith (Pecke) of 
Boston, b. probably at Dunstable, Mass., 17 Nov. 1684, d. in Bos- 
ton 4 June 1753. Waldo was a prominent merchant in Boston, 
living on Leverett's Lane, where his shop also was situated. He 
held no important offices. He was a large landholder in Worces- 
ter, Rutland, and Holden, but apparently never lived outside of 
Boston. He and his wife were admitted to the First Church in 
Boston in 1726. Portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo, possibly painted 
by John Smibert, are in the possession of the Art Museum at 
Worcester. Children : 1. Elizabeth, b. 17 Nov. 1711 (the en- 
try of the birth of this child was made several years later, and 
undoubtedly should read " 1712.") ; d. in Boston 22 Aug. 1714. 
2. Faith, b. 1 Jan. 1713/14; d. in Boston 8 or 9 Nov. 1784; m. 
Obadiah Cookson; three children. 3. Cornelius, b. 25 Apr. 1715; 
, d. at Sudbury, Mass., 4 Feb. 1782; m. (1) Hannah Hayward; m. 
(2) Mrs. Hannah Pierce ; no issue. 4. Elizabeth, b. 14 Oct. 1716 ; 
d. in Boston 4 May 1801; m. Benjamin Austin; eight children. 
5. Thomas, b. 8 Sept. 1718; d. unm. at Newton or Watertown, 
Mass., 3 July 1796. 6. John, b. 30 Oct. 1720; d. in Boston 10 
June 1796; m. Abigail Welles; one child, who d. young. 7. Jo- 
seph, b. 11 Jan. 1722; d. at Cheltenham, England, 27 Oct. 1811 or 
27 Oct. 1816; m. Martha Jones; two children. 8. Daniel, b. 29 
Oct. 1724 ; d. at Worcester, Mass., 8 Dec. 1808 ; m. Rebecca Salis- 
bury; ten children. 9. Lydia, b. 22 June 1727; d. at Beverly, 
Mass., 4 Aug. 1800; m. Timothy Austin; eleveu children. 

ix. Lydia, b. 6 Sept. 1686 ; m. in Boston 23 Sept. 1708 Timothy Prout, 
son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth (Wheelerj, b. at Concord, Mass., 
18 May 1679, d. at Scarborough, Me., 5 Apr. 1768. He was a 
merchant and cordwainer in Boston, was selectman, 1726-29, and 
represented Boston in the General Court, 1735-37 and 1740-44. 
In 1728 he purchased from the heirs of his wife's grandfather, 
Capt. Joshua Scottow, the Cammock Patent for land at Black 
Point in Scarborough, and after retiring from business in 1753 
he removed thither and lived there until his death. Black Point, 
now called Prout's Neck, perpetuates his name. Children: 1. 
Elizabeth, b. 31 July 1709 ; d. 1 Dec. 1709. 2. Timothy, b. 12 Oct. 
1710; d. 19 Aug. 1716. 3. Elizabeth, b. 15 Aug. 1712; d. 1 Aug. 
1714. 4. Lydia, b. 13 Mar. 1714/15; d. 15 Aug. 1716. 5. Eliza- 
beth, b. 13 Nov. 1716 ; probably d. young. 6. Lydia, b. 12 May 
1718 ; d. in Boston before 23 May 1761 ; m. Zachariah Hicks ; one 
child. 7. Ebenezer, b. 8 Oct. 1719 ; d. in Boston after 25 Dec. 
1795 ; m. Abigail Prince; three children. 8. Timothy, b. 22 Sept. 
1721 ; H. C. 1741 ; said to have d. in New York City 1 Apr. 1777, 
but an administrator of his estate was not appointed until 13 Jan. 
1789; m. (1) Mary Foster; m. (2) Abigail Davenport; one child 
by first wife and eight children by second wife. 9. Joseph, b. 1 
Sept. 1723; d. after 1790; m. Hannah Jordan; five children. 10. 
Mary, b. 22 July 1725 ; m. Capt. Alexander Kirkwood ; two chil- 

4. Ephraim 2 Savage (Thomas 1 ), born in Boston 20 July 1645 and 
baptized at the First Church in Boston 27 July 1645, was proba- 
bly a scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1654. He entered 

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Harvard College in 1658, and was graduated in 1662, and at the 
time of his death was the oldest living graduate of that institu- 
tion and the sole survivor of his class. He was made a freeman 
15 May 1672, took the oath of allegiance 11 Nov. 1678, and became 
a trader in Boston. In 1674 he became a member of the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company, and in 1683 was elected its 
captain, after holding minor offices in the Company. On 5 May 
1676 he was ordered by the General Court to march to Brookfield, 
Mass., with provisions for the relief of the garrison there, and to 
take command of the garrison. At the session of 22 Oct. 1677 he 
was appointed ensign in his father's company of militia, and on 17 
Mar. 1681/2 succeeded his father as captain of the company. At 
the session of 10 Oct. 1683 he was "added vnto the comittee for 
the ouersight of the repajres of the Castle." About 1688 he re- 
moved to Reading, Mass., the home of his second wife, where he 
became the wealthiest and most influential citizen of the town. In 
July 1690 he was appointed captain of a company of men from 
Reading and elsewhere in Middlesex Co., under Maj. Nathaniel 
Wade of Medford, in Sir William Phips's expedition against Quebec ; 
and in the assault upon the town on 10 Oct. his ship, with sixty 
men on board, " ran a-ground upon the North-Shoar, near two 
Miles from Quebec," but, although attacked violently by two or 
three hundred of the enemy, escaped capture. He was, however, 
so badly wounded in his left thigh that his life was despaired of, 
and in Mar. 1697 the Province voted him a yearly pension to date 
from the day on which he was wounded. He probably returned to 
Boston from Reading in the late spring of 1692, and in that year 
was elected town clerk of Boston, an office which he held until 
1696, being also a selectman, sealer of weights and measures, and 
an assessor of the town. On 12 Mar. 1703/4 he was one of a 
committee chosen by the inhabitants of the district of Muddy River 
(now Brookline), Mass., "to consider and draw up" a petition to 
be presented to the General Court praying " that they may be dis- 
mist from the Town of Boston, & become a Township of them- 
selves." In 1703-8 and again in 1710 he represented Boston in 
the General Court, and in 1709-10 was once more elected a select- 
man. He was for several years an officer in the Boston militia. 
On 11 July 1707, as captain, with fifty men under his command, 
he arrived at Casco Bay in the frigate Rath, and joined the cam- 
paign under Col . John March of New bury, as general, in an abortive 
attempt to reduce Port Royal, supposed to be headquarters for 
privateers in carrying on an illegal business with the Indians. In 
a few weeks this expedition returned to Boston. In Nov. 1714 
Savage presented a petition to the justices of Suffolk Co., praying 
for an allowance for serving as the sheriff of the county, and for 
taking care of the " Goal " of the county " and the prisoners 
therein." The great fire of 1711 started in one of his out-buildings, 
near his house in Savage's (now Williams) Court. Late in 1717 
or early in 1718 he removed from Boston to some place as yet 
unknown, but this absence was probably of short duration. In a 
letter from Governor Shute to Father Rale, under date of 2 1 Feb. 
1717/18, Savage's conduct as magistrate in punishing Indians is ex- 
cused on the ground that " If the Indians or French come into our 

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towns, they must observe the laws of the land and that he did not 
otherwise with the Indians than he would have done by English 
people in like circumstances." 

He married first, about 1670, Mary Quincy, born 4 Mar. 1649/50, 
died in Boston 7 Oct. 1676, eldest daughter of Edmund and Joanna 
(Hoar) of Brain tree, the latter being a sister of Leonard Hoar, 
President of Harvard College from 1672 to 1674/5. He married 
secondly, in Boston, Maj. Thomas Clarke officiating, 26 Feb. 1677/8, 
Mrs. Sarah (Hough) Walker, daughter of Rev. Samuel and 
Sarah (Symmes) of Reading, and widow of Obadiah, a Boston mer- 
chant. Her mother was a daughter of Rev. Zechariah Symmes of 
Charlestown, Mass., and a sister of Ephraim Savage's stepmother. 
She was born at Reading about 1652, and died in Boston, according 
to Sewall, 12 Jan. 1686/7, of smallpox, which " came out upon her 
about a week ago two or three dayes after her Travail." She was 
buried on the following day in the Savage tomb in King's Chapel 
Burial-Ground. He married thirdly, in Boston, 12 Apr. 1688, 
Mrs. Elizabeth (Norton) Symmes, daughter of Capt. Francis 
and Mary of Charlestown, and widow of Timothy, who was a brother 
of Ephraim Savage's stepmother. She was born probably at 
Charlestown about 1643, and died in Boston 13 Apr. 1710, being 
buried about sunset on 16 Apr. with " Winthrop, Sewall ; Addington, 
Sergeant ; Walley, Belchar " as bearers. This third marriage was 
solemnized by Rev. Charles Morton of Charlestown, and is one of 
the earliest of the New England marriages of which there is any 
record at which a clergyman officiated. He married fourthly, in 
Boston, 8 Jan. 1712/13, Mrs. Elizabeth (Browne) Butler, 
daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Usher) of Boston, and widow 
(with six children) of Peter, mariner and merchant of Boston. 
She was born in Boston 17 Nov. 1664, but the date of her death is 
unknown. Soon after this marriage Savage was appointed guardian 
of his wife's minor children. 

He died in Boston, and was buried there 2 Mar. 1730/1, in his 
eighty -sixth year. He was one of the executors of his father's will, 
and probably the last survivor of his father's children. His own 
will, made 3 Dec. 1730 and proved 22 Mar. 1730/1, leaves the 
principal part of his property to his wife Elizabeth and a gold ring 
to each of her three children by her former husband, besides re- 
membering his three daughters. 

Children by first wife, born in Boston : 

i. Mary, 3 b. 19 Nov. 1G71 ; d. young. 

ii. Mary, b. 8 Apr. 1673 ; d. young. 

iii. John, b. 30 Nov. 1674; H.C. 1694; no further record of him. He 

is not starred in 1698 in Mather's Magnalia, but is starred in 1727 

in the Harvard Catalogue, 
iv. Hannah, b. 7 Aug. 1676; d. young. 

Children by second wife, born in Boston : 

v. Sarah, b. 27 Oct. 1678; living in 1755; m. in Boston, Samuel Wil- 
lard officiating, 25 Dec. 1699, Joshua Wells, possibly son of 
Thomas and Mary of Boston, b. in Boston 10 Dec. 1673 (?), d. in 
Boston 1 Dec. 1710. He was a tailor. Children: 1. Sarah (pos- 
sibly), d. in Boston 9 June 1725, aged 24. 2. Joshua, b. 18 July 
1705 ; no further record. 

vi. Mary, b. 10 Nov. 1680; d. after Jan. 1739/40; m. (1) in Boston, 
13 Apr. 1702, Bernard Jenkinson, whose parentage, birth, and 

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death have not been found ; m. (2) in Boston, 19 Jan. 1708, Zach- 
ariah Trescott, probably son of John and Rebecca of Dorchester, 
b. 12 May 1682, d. after Jan. 1739/40. He was a housewright of 
Boston, and he and his wife were living in Boston in Feb. 1732/3. 
Children by first husband: 1. Mary, d. in Boston 7 Sept. 1705. 
Possibly, 2. John, and 3. Rebecca. Child by second husband: 
4. Savage, b. 22 Feb. 1716; m. Mary Merrett ; no further record. 

vii. Kichakd, b. 15 Sept. 1682; d. young. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. 8 Jan. 1684/5 ; d. in Boston 25 June 1699. 

ix. Hannah, b. 6 Jan. 1686/7 ; d. young. 

Child by third wife : 

x. Hannah, b. at Reading 4 May 1689. Marriage intentions between 
Thomas Sober of Barbadoes and Hannah Savage were filed in 
Boston 25 Dec. 1711, but were forbidden by her father. She m. (1) 
in Boston, 30 Jan. 1711/12, John Butleu, son of Peter and Eliza- 
beth (Browne) of Boston, whose mother about a year later be- 
came the fourth wife of Ephraim Savage and Hannah (Savage) 
Butler's stepmother. He was b. in Boston 21 Jan. 1686/7, d. at 
Arrowsic, Me., 25 Sept. 1726, was a mariner, and was living at 
Arrowsic as early as July 1718. On 8 July 1727 his widow was 
living in Boston. She m. (2) in Boston, 3 Aug. 1730, Philip 
Parmenter, a mariner, of Boston, whose parentage, birth, and 
death have not been found. He made a will 8 Feb. 1744/5, " being 
bound to sea," which was proved 10 Feb. 1745/6 ; and as he makes 
therein no mention of his wife, she was probably not living, but 
no record of her death appears. Children by first husband: 1. 
John, b. in Boston 17 Jan. 1712/13; no further record. 2. Eliza- 
beth, b. in Boston 6 Aug. 1716 ; no further record. 

5. Thomas 3 Savage (Babijah, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Boston 19 Oct. 
1664, a goldsmith and silversmith, was admitted a freeman on 
22 Mar. 1689/90. He became a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company in 1693, its first sergeant in 1700, 
ensign in 1701, lieutenant in 1703, and captain in 1705. On 12 
Mar. 1693/4 he was chosen a clerk of the market for the ensuing 
year, and on 8 Mar. 1696/7 a constable. At the end of 1705 or 
early in 1706 Savage removed with his family to Bermuda, lor in 
Feb. 1705/6, and again as late as May 1713, he is called "of 
Bermuda." Probably in 1714 he left Bermuda permanently, and 
on 30 Oct. of that year he was back in Boston. In Mar. 1716/17 
he and his wife are " of Boston," and sell land on Pudding Lane 
to Mrs. Savage's brother, Samuel Phillips. On 14 June 1725 
Savage was chosen by the town to serve as sealer of weights and 
measures, an office which he held until, "being grown infirm," he 
was relieved of his duties 19 Mar. 1735/6. On 2 July 1738 he was 
dismissed from the First Church in Boston " to a chh in Newbury 
M r Lowell Pastor," but he had probably removed to Newbury at 
least a year or more before his dismissal from the Boston church. 
There, living near his married daughter, Mary, he passed the re- 
mainder of his life. 

He married in Boston, 5 Feb. 1689/90, Mrs. Mehitabel 
(Phillips) Harwood, born in Boston and baptized 21 July 1667, 
died at Newbury, Mass., 6 June 1737, daughter of Henry and Mary 
(Dwight) of Boston, and widow of Benjamin of Boston, mariner, 
to whom she was married prior to 1687 and by whom she had two 

Thomas Savage died at Newbury 23 Aug. 1749, and was buried 
beside his wife in the Old Hill Burying-Ground, where their grave- 









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stones may still be seen. No record of any will or of any settlement 
of the estate either of Thomas Savage or of his wife appears. At 
least one example of his craftsmanship exists in a silver caudle-cup 
owned by the First Congregational Church of Quincy, upon which 
is found his mark, T S, with a star below, the whole enclosed in a 

Children, born|in Boston : 

Thomas, 4 b. 20 Jan. 1692/3. 

Habijah, b. 22 Oct. 1695. 

Hannah, b. 20 Sept. 1697; probably d. young. 

Benjamin, b. 8 Oct. 1699. 

Mary, b. 16 Mar. 1701/2 ; bapt. at the First Church, Boston, 22 Mar. 
1701/2 ; m. (intention filed 12 Apr. 1727) Capt. John Crocker, 
whose parentage has not been found, b. abt. 1692, d. at Newbury, 
Mass., 19 Mar. 1763. He was a pew-holder in Christ Church, Bos- 
ton, in 1729. He was a sea-cap taiu engaged in the trade between 
London and Boston from 1724 to 1737, when he removed to New- 
bury. Here he became a prominent member of St. Paul's Church, 
and held various church offices. In 1748 he was granted permission 
by the town to build a rope-walk. He d. intestate, and adminis- 
tration was granted 18 Apr. 1763 to his son Benjamin. Mrs. 
Crocker d. probably at Newbury abt. 1750, for on 27 Sept. of that 
year her husband was appointed guardian of his sons. Children, 
the first five b. in Boston and the others at Newburv : 1. Sarah, 
b. 28 Aug. 1728; d. in Boston; bur. 30 Sept. 1728. 2. John, b. 15 
Jan. 1729/30 ; d. at Newbury ; administration on his estate was 
granted 9 May 1757. 3. Benjamin, b. 18 Sept. 1732 ; living at 
Haverhill, N. H., in 1790. 4*. Mary, b. June 1733; probably d. 
young. 5. Thomas, b. 8 July 1736; probably d. young. 6. Eliza- 
beth, b. 8 Aug. 1737; probably d. young. 7. Mehitabel, b. 14 Dec. 
1740; d. at Haverhill, N. H., 7 Feb. 1821; in. Col. Asa Porter, 
H. C. 1762; six children. 8. Andrew Savage, b. 28 May 1743; 
living at Haverhill, N. H., in 1790; m. Shuah Thurston; one son. 

6. Thomas 8 Savage (Thotnas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Boston 2 Aug. 1668, 
was probably a scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1677. In a 
" List of Inhabitants in Boston in 1695," Savage is called " mari- 
ner," but later being prominent in the military affairs of Boston and 
colonel of the Boston regiment, he was commonly known by his 
military title. He became a freeman 22 Mar. 1 689/90, and was then 
called a captain, and, as " Coll. Thomas Savage," he was chosen a 
selectman of Boston 8 Mar. 1702/3, 13 Mar. 1703/4, and 10 Mar. 
1711/12. On 9 Mar. 1701/2 he was chosen a constable, to serve 
for the ensuing year, and in 1714 he was granted permission to sell 
liquor at retail " without doors." 

Lie married, probably at Charlestown, Mass., about 1693, Mar- 
garet Lynde, born at Charlestown 24 or 31 Jan. 1668/9, died in 
Boston between 21 Mar. 1720/1 and 5 July 1721, daughter of Hon. 
Joseph and Sarah (Davison) of Charlestown. He died in Boston 
3 Mar. 1720/1, and Sewall notices his funeral at length in his Diary, 
saying that he " was buried in his Grandfather Savage's Tomb in 
the old Burying place " (King's Chapel) ; but the editors of the 
Diary have fallen into the common error of confusing him with his 
cousin of the same name (vide supra, 5). The inventory of his es- 
tate, in which he is called a merchant, amounted to £3899, and in- 
cluded an Indian man valued at £60, 232 oz. of silver valued at 
£139. 4s., and 8 tons of Spanish iron. The real estate included a 
brick house and stable in Dock Square, a lot of land on Boston Neck, 

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a brick house and land on Union Street, together with a wooden 
house on that street and a shop and land on Marlborough Street. 
Administration on his estate was granted 21 Mar. 1720/1 to his 
widow and his sons-in-law. 
Children, born in Boston : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. 1 Aug. 1694; d. in Boston 19 Dec. 1694. 

ii. Thomas, b. 20 Apr. 1C97 ; d. in Boston 13 July 1G97. 

iii. Margaret, b. 10 Sept. 1698; d. in Boston 12 June 1785; ra. in Bos- 
ton, 12 Nov. 1713, Hon. John Alford, b. in Boston 5 July 1685, d. 
at Cliarlestown 30 Sept. 1761, son of Benjamin and Mary (Rich- 
ards) of Cliarlestown. He was elected constable of Boston in 
1717, but refused to serve and was excused by the justices. He 
was an overseer of the poor in 1720 and 1721, and was one of His 
Majesty's councillors from 1730 to 1733. He was appointed a 
justice of the peace for Suffolk County in 1723/4, and reappointed 
in 1731, and for Middlesex County in 1725. In 1714 he became a 
member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and 
was in the same year elected its tirst sergeant. He was a man of 
large wealth and inlluence, gave liberally to the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel among the Indians, and founded the 
Alford Professorship of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and 
Civil Polity at Harvard University. Mrs. Alford's portrait, painted 
by John Smibert, is owned by Erving Winslow, Esq., of Boston. 
No children. 

iv. Thomas, b. 17 Sept. 1700; d. in Boston 8 Apr. 1703. 

v. Thomas, b. 9 Sept. 1703; d. in Boston 16 Mar. 1712/13 (family 
record), but 20 Mar. 1712/13 according to Boston records. A por- 
trait of this child is in the possession of Erving Winslow, Esq. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. 28 or 29 Sept. 1704 ; d. in Boston 7 Aug. 1778 ; m. in 
Boston, 8 Feb. 1720/1, Joshua Winslow, b. in Boston 12 Feb. 
1694/5, d. there 9 Oct. 1769, son of Edward and Hannah (Moody) 
of Boston. He was a merchant of Boston and had a "distil 
house" on Cold Lane, now Portland Street. Portraits of Mr. and 
Mrs. Winslow, painted about 1730, probably by Blackburn, are 
owned by Ar^iur Winslow, Esq., of Boston. Children : 1. Edward, 

b. 8 Nov. 1722 ; d. 1771 ; m. ; fourteen children. 2. Margaret, 

b. 28 Apr. 1724; in. Benjamin Pollard; six children. 3. Hannah, 
b. 8 Mar. 1725 ; d. Dec. 1783 ; m. David Jeffries ; had issue. 4. 
Elizabeth, b. 29 Apr. 1729; d. in Boston 30 Aug. 1770; m. John 
Winniett; two children. 5. Susannah, b. 8 Mar. 1731; d. unra. 
3 Apr. 1786. 6. Mary, b. 29 June 1732 ; m. Nathaniel Barber ; had 
issue. 7. Katherine, b. 8 Sept. 1733; m. (1) Simon Pease; m. (2) 
Francis Malbone. 8. Martha (twin), b. 31 Jan. 1734/5; d. uura. 
9. Anne (twin), b. 31 Jan. 1734/5; d. 31 Dec. 1735. 10. Joshua, 
b. 1 Jan. 1736; d. 20 Mar. 1775; m. Hannah Loring; six children. 
11. Anne, b. 13 Oct. 1738; d. 12 Jan. 1751. 12. Thomas Alford, 
b. 5 June 1740; d. unm. 23 May 1765. 13. John, b. 25 June 1742; 
d. 26 Sept. 1781; m. Mary Simpson. 14. Isaac, b. 24 Sept. 1743; 
d. 20 Jan. 1793; in. (1) Margaret Sparhawk; m. (2) Mary Davis; 
one child by first wife and eleven children by second wife. 15. 
William, b. 3 May 1747; d. 20 June 1751. 16. Henry, b. 28 Sept. 
1748; d. 16 Sept. 1751. 

vii. Joseph, b. 27 Aug. 1707 ; d. in Boston 23 Sept. 1707. 

7. Habijah* Savage (Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Boston 10 Sept. 
1674, was probably a scholar at the Boston Latin School in 1684, 
and was graduated from Harvard College in 1695. He became a 
member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in 1699, 
and besides holding minor offices, was its captain in 1711, 1721, 
and 1727. In 1711 he was styled "apothecary." He became a 
member of the Old South Church in Jan. 1708/9, his wife having 
been admitted to this church in Feb. 1704/5. In 1717 he was 


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chosen major in the Boston regiment, and in 1727 lieutenant-colonel. 
From 1715 to 1718 he was a selectman of Boston; represented the 
town in the General Court in 1717, 1718, and 1732; was auditor 
of the town's accounts in 1731 ; moderator of the town-meeting in 
the same year ; was appointed a justice of the peace in 1728 ; was 
reappointed in 1732 ; on 15 Dec. 1732 was appointed a special jus- 
tice of the Court of Common Pleas for Suffolk County ; and in 1737 
was county treasurer. He was largely interested in lands in Maine, 
and was one of the Femaquid proprietors. 

He lived in a brick house on Ann Street, near the corner of 
Scottow's Alley, his property running to Scottow's Alley ; and his 
warehouse stood on land at the rear of his house, upon the Town 


He married in Boston, Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton officiating, 8 
July 1703, his first cousin ojace removed, Mrs. Hannah (Phillips) 
Anderson, born in Boston 8 Mar. 1680/1, died there 27 May 1751, 
daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Gillam),* and widow of David, 
Jr., & a Charlestown sea-captain, to whom she had been married in 


He died in Boston 16 Sept. 1746, having by his will, dated 24 
Oct. 1743, appointed his wife and his sons Thomas and Arthur 
executors. Mrs. Savage made a will 28 May 1748, dividing her 
property equally between her three children, after £50 had been 
paid to each of the children of her son Arthur and her daughter 
Hannah. Portraits of Habijah Savage and of his wife, painted 
about 1715, are now at Belfast, Me., in the possession of the widow 
of a descendant. 

Children, born in Boston : 
i Habijah, 4 b. 17 Feb. 1703/4 ; d. unm. in Boston 14 June 1743, " after 
a long and painful Indisposition." He was probably a scholar at 
the Boston Latin School in 1711 or 1712 ; was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1723 ; in 1733 became a member of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company ; and in 1738 was elected its fourth 
sergeant. In 1733 he was elected a constable of Boston, but was 
excused from serving, 
ii Hannah, b. 29 Feb. 1707/8 ; d. at Charlestown, Mass., 30 Mar. 1755 ; 
m. (1) in Boston, 1 Dec. 1726, Edward Winslow, mariner, b. m 
Boston 8 Feb. 1702/3, drowned oil' Land's End, Eng., 23 Dec. 1733, 
son of Edward and Hannah (Moody) of Boston and brother of the 
Joshua Winslow who m. Elizabeth Savage (vide supra, 6, vi) ; m. 
(2), probably in Boston (intention 7 Nov. 1754), John Austin, 
a leather-dresser, a widower (with several children), b. at Charles- 

* Hannah Gillam, wife of Samuel Phillips, was daughter of Benjamin and Hannah 
(Savage) Gillam (vide supra, 1, hi). Samuel Phillips, bapt. m Boston 2 JNov. loW, d. 
there 24 Oct. 1720, son of Henry and Mary (Dwight), was the well-known bookseller 
of Boston, "at the Brick-Shop at the West-End of the Town-House. He was a 
larcre dealer in books, many of which, says Thomas in his History ot Printing, were 
consigned to him by John Dunton, who was his factor in London ; and he published 
several books which were printed in London. Dunton in his Lite and Errors men- 
tions him as his "old correspondent," and says that " on visiting him in Boston he 
treated me with a noble Dinner, and, (if I may trust my Eyes) is blest with a Bretty 
obliging Wife .... he's very just and (as an Effect of that) very lbrmng. I shall 
only add to his Character that he's Young and Witty and the most Beautiful Man m 
the Town of Boston." His son Henry was graduated at Harvard College m 1724, and 
in July 1728 fought on the Common, " near the water-side, the first duel in Boston. 
His opponent, Benjamin Woodbridge, son of Hon. Dudley Woodbridge ot Barbadoes, 
was killed; and Phillips, aided bv Peter Faneuil, whose sister Mary married Gillam 
Phillips, a brother of Henry, escaped on board the man-of-war bheerness, then _ lying 
in the harbor, and sailed immediately for La Kochelle, France, where he died in the 
following year. 

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f > 

town 15 May 1706, d. there 19 May 1790, son of Ebenezer and Re- 
bekah (Sprague) of Charlestown and brother of Hon. Benjamin 
Austin who m. Elizabeth Waldo {vide supra, 3, viii, 4). Child by 
first husband: 1. Edward, mentioned in 1743 in his grandfather 
Savage's will and in 1748 by inference in will of his grandmother 
Savage ; probably d. soon after 1748. 

12. iii. Thomas, b. 5 Jan. 1709/10. 

13. iv. Arthur, b. 19 July 1715. 

v. Samuel, b. 16 July 1717; d. in Boston 16 Aug. 1717. 

8. Arthur 3 Savage {Thomas, 2 Thomas 1 ), born in Boston 29 Mar. 1680, 
was at the time of his marriage (1710) a merchant dealing in West 
India goods, with a shop on Long Wharf, but very soon he became 
a sea-captain and ship-owner, in the trade between Boston and Lon- 
don. He arrived at Boston in Nov. 1712 from a twenty-nine days' 
passage from Falmouth, England. In May 1714 he was in command 
of the ship Province Galley and a part-owner, sailing from Boston to 
French, Portuguese, Dutch, and Mediterranean ports.* On 6 Apr. 
1716 he arrived at Boston from London, where on 24 Feb. he had, 
says Sewall in his Diary, stood upon the scaffold on Tower Hill 
and witnessed the beheading of Lords Derwentwater and Kenmure 
for complicity in the late Jacobite uprising.f In 1716/17 Savage 
was appointed a constable of Boston. In Apr. (probably the 19th) 
1720 he was appointed naval officer of the port of Annapolis Royal 
in Nova Scotia and also secretary of the province, thus becoming 
the first provincial secretary of Nova Scotia. To him as well as 
to the collector of customs all masters of vessels arriving at or 
departing from Annapolis Royal were required to report. On 6 
May 1720 a council was formed at Annapolis Royal, of which Savage 
was made a member. On this council, among others, were also 
Savage's brother-in-law, Gillam Phillips, Paul Mascarene, and 
Cyprian Southack of Boston. Savage's immediate suocessor as 
naval officer has not been discovered nor is it clear just how long he 
remained a member of the council ; but the following extract from 

* On 9 Nov. 1713 the General Court of the Province voted to sell the vessel known 
as the Province Galley, ** with or without her Guns," and in 1714 John Oulton and 
Savage's brother-in-law, Cornelius Waldo, both merchants of Boston, were owners of 
three-quarters of this vessel, Savage being the commander. In May 1714 Savage, un- 
der orders from Oulton and Waldo, sailed in this vessel from Marblehead with a cargo 
offish for Gibraltar, Lisbon, and Bilbao. He was to pi-oceed to London or elsewhere, 
if he found it necessary in order to procure a good freight. On 18 May 1716 Oulton 
and Waldo brought suit in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas against Savage to re- 
cover damages of £2000 sterling, he according to their statement having " misap- 
plyed and Embezelled the Plant 8 [Plaintiffs'] money In that Also he put into Fyall, 
Majorca, Minorca, Saloe, Tarragonia, Mattero [Mataro] Also by Loading Salt 1 st from 
Juasa to Villa Franco Second Load of Salt from Azzue in Barbary to Holland, and in 
Sailing to and from and touching at Marseilles Toulon and Several other Ports & places 
in the Streights without any manner of freight or freights," and "it manifestly ap- 
pears That the Plant 8 are truly damnifyed by the Defts. Breach of Orders the Sum of one 
thousand fifty-two pounds nine Shillings Sterling The Nonpaym* whereof is To ye 
Damage of ye s d John Oulton and Cornelius Waldo as they say ye Sum of Two Thou- 
sand pounds Sterling." (Suffolk Court Files.) Savage was ordered by the Court to 
pay £184. 12s. 3d. If. He appealed to the Superior Court of Judicature, which con- 
firmed the decision of the lower court. (Lewis Coll., MSS., in the Library of the 
N. E. Historic Genealogical Society.) 

fThe following advertisement appeared in the Boston News Letter of 31 Mar .-7 
Apr. 1718: " All Persons having the Curiosity of seeing the noble and Royal Beast 
the Lyon, never one before in America, may see him at the House of Capt. Arthur 
Savage near M r Colman's [Brattle Square] Church, Boston, before he is transported 
for London. But to prevent all disputes with the negro at the Gate who constantly 
attends each Person (whether seen him before or not) is desired to pay to the said 
Negro six pence a piece." 

214 Old Boston Families [July 

Niles's History of the Indian and French Wars (4 Mass. Hist. 
Soc. Coll., vol. 5, p. 341) proves that he was in Annapolis Royal in 

Captain Savage, Captain Blin, and Mr. Newton, were at this 
time coming from Annapolis; and .... went into Passania- 
quoddy for water. They were no sooner ashore, but they found 
themselves hemmed in by a great body of the savages; the French 
basely standing by, and suffering them in their insults. Captain 
Savage got off, and returned to Boston. Those he left behind, after 
some difficulty and expense, were released. 

Savage was living in Boston in 1725, in which year he bought 
pew numbered North 23 in Christ Church. In 1728 he was ap- 
pointed a coroner in Boston, and in May 1729 we find that he took 
oath as a marshal of the Court of Vice- Admiralty for Rhode Island. 
In "The New-England Weekly Journal" for 8 Apr. 1728 he ad- 
vertises " Choice New Coffee To be Sold ..... at his House in 
Brattle-Street, Boston for Eight Shillings per Pound." Ih 1702 
he became a member of the Third (Old South) Church, but as be- 
fore stated he bought a pew in 1725 in Christ Church. This pew 
remained in his possession until his death, and in 1732 he presented 
a silver christening basin to this church, which still owns it. 

In 1710, six da} r s before his marriage, he bought of Elizabeth,, 
widow of Thaddeus Mackarty of Boston, land on the westerly side 
of Brattle Square, with the house standing thereon, known then 
and for many years afterwards as the " White House,"* which was 
his home for the remainder of his life, with the exception of his 
absence in Nova Scotia, when he rented a house in Annapolis 

He married in Boston, Rev. Ebenezer Pemberton officiating, 27 
June 1710, Faith Phillips, his first cousin once removed, born, 
probably in Boston, in 1690, died there 6 June 1775, daughter of 
Samuel and Hannah (Gillam)f and sister of his brother Habijah 
Savage's wife. 

He died in his house in Brattle Square, Boston, after a long ill- 
ness, 20 Apr. 1735, and was buried three days later. In his will, 
dated 10 Dec. 1733, Savage appoints his wife executrix; and in a 
codicil, dated 6 Jan. 1 734/5, he desires that a tenth part of the annual 
income from his estate be given to the poor in quarterly payments. 
The will was proved 3 June 1735. The inventory shows property, 
real and personal, amounting to £5263. 7s. 5d. The real estate con- 
sisted of his " Mansion House " in Brattle Square, together with a 
house and land adjoining, half of a brick house and land in Corn- 
hill, "fronting ye Town House," and 20 acres of land in Dedham. 
Among the items of personal property are the following: 10 "rnas- 
satinto Pictures " of the Royal Family ; a model of a ship ; a leather 
chaise, and a white horse ; " a China [Chinese] Bedstead " ; a silver- 
hilted sword and belt; a blunderbuss; a pair of pistols; 260 oz. 
4 dwt. of wrought plate ; a negro man named Sharper and a negro 
woman named Nancy, each valued at £75 ; a silver watch, valued 
at £20 ; and a pair of silver spurs. 

* Afterwards occupied by Hon. William Bollan, who married a daughter of Gov. 
Shirley, and still later by John Adams, when he first moved to Boston from Brain 
tree. (Life and Works of John Adams, vol. 1, p. 85.) 

t Vide supra, p. 212, note. 

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His widow was married in Boston, 13 May 1736, to Hon. Daniel 
Russell, born at Charlestown in 1685, died there 6 Dec. 1763, son 
of Hon. James and Abigail (Curwen) (Hathorne) of Charlestown, 
by whom she had no issue. Her second husband had previously 
married Rebecca Chambers, only daughter of Hon. Charles of 
Charlestown, and had several children. During her second hus- 
band's life she lived at Charlestown, but after his death she lived 
either with her son Samuel at Weston or with her niece Mrs. Moses 
Bass in Rainsford's Lane, Boston. In 1773 she went to live with 
her younger son Arthur in Auchmuty's Lane (now the southern 
part of Essex Street), where she died suddenly during the siege of 
Boston, and was buried in King's Chapel Burial-Ground, 9 June 

Children, born in Boston : 

14. i. Samuel Phillips, 4 b. 27 Apr. 1718. 

15. ii. Arthur, b. 9 Oct. 1731. 

[To be continued] 


Copied by Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott of Hartford, Conn. 
[Concluded from page 123] 

Record of Baptisms 

Abner, Son of Nathan Tuttle baptized Sep r 1782 

Molly, Daughter of Lieut. James Niles Nov r 1782 

Basset, Daugh r of Serg* Caleb Orcut Feb. 1783 

Timothy, Son of Nath 11 Fenton May, 1783 

Eliezer, Son of Eliezer Scripture May, 1783 

Keziah, Daughter of Silas Glazier June, 1783 

Calvin, Son of Tho s Chaffy July, 1783 

Samuel, Son of Isaac Stiles July, 1783 

Sarah, Daugh r of Tho G Rice Sep r 1783 

Abner, Son of Thomas Taylor March, 1784 

Rufus, Son of Joseph Rider April, 1786 
Sarah, Daniel, Uriah, Ama, William, Mary, Sons & 

Daughters of Ephraim Britt May, 1784 

Billings, Son of Doct. Minor Grant May, 1784 

Benj n Robinson, Son of Benj n Robinson May, 1784 

Gordon, Son of Abel Huntington May, 1784 
Bela, Samuel, Eli & Mary, Sons & Daughter of Asa 

Church July, 1784 

Athela, Daughter of Eleazer Crocker Sep r 1786 

Hanna, Cordial & Abner, Children of Joseph Newcomb Sep r 1784 

Lois, Daughter of Dea. Sam 11 Dunton 1784 

Anna, Daughter of Isaac Holt Oct. 1784 

Clarissa, Daughter of Zurviah Jacobs Sep. 1785 

Leonard, Son of Joseph Newcomb, Baptized by the Rev d Mr Pond Sep* 

18, 1791. 
Lilly, Dau. of John Hinkley, Baptized by the Rev d Mr. Pond, Sep* 18, 



Willington Church Records 


Hiram, Son of Joseph Rider, Baptized by the Rev d Mr Willard, June 
11 th , 1791. 

Joshua Holt, Son of James Niles, Baptized by the Rev d mr. Willard, June 
11, 1791. 

of Isaac Stiles, Baptized by the Rev d mr Willard, June 11, 1791. 

Walter, Son of Oliver Pearl, baptized, Nov. 20, 1791 

July 22, 1792. The family of George Sawen & Ruth his Wife were bap- 

Dec. 16, 1792. Ralph, the Son of Dea. Sam 1 Dunton was baptized 

Jan. 1793. The family of Cap* Jedediah Amidown were baptised. 

A List of the Names of those who were in full Communion when M r 

Noble was ordained Pastor of y e Chh of Willington, (being Nov. 28, 1759.) 

Viz : John Merick ) 

George Sawin j 


Jonathan Abbe 
Jonathan Abbe jun r 
Sam 1 Abbe 
Abigail Abbe 
Elizabeth Abbe 


Sherabiah Ballard 
Lydia Ballard 
Abener Barker Deacon 
Zerviah Barker 


Eleazar Chushman 
Abigail Chushman 
Sarah Chandler 
Sarah Cumins 
John Cumins 
Elizabeth Cumins 
Joseph Crocker 
Anna Crocker 
Hannah Crocker 
Eleazer Crocker 
Judah Crocker 
Jonathan Case 
Benjamin Crocker 
Elizabeth Crocker 


Francis Fenton 
Anna Fenton 
Francis Fenton jun r 
Sam 11 Fenton 
Lydia Fenton 
Mary Foote 
Sol. Fuller 
Mary Fuller 
Elisabeth Fuller 
Esther Fuller 
Lois Fuller 

Deacons & their Wives. 


William Glazier 
Martha Glazier 


Abiel Holt 
Sarah Holt 
M rs Holt 
Mary Holt 
John Hinckley 
Ezekiel Holt & wife 
Edy Hatch 
Moses Holmes 
Keziah Holmes 
Nath n Holt 
Abigal Holt 


Caleb Johnson 
John Johnson 
Mary Johnson 
Ruth Johnson 
William Johnson jun r 
Ziporah Ingersol 


Elias Lee 
Sarah Lee 


Eunice Merrick 
Anne Merrick 
Abigail Munro 
Abigail Munro 

Benj n Nye 
Phebe Nye 


M rs Orcut 


Dinah Pearl 

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Joseph Persons Hannah Scripture 

Dorathy Persons John Scripture 

Neh. Parker Lydia Sanger 

Abigal Parker Esther Scripture 

Elizabeth Parker Samuel Stiles 

Experience Parker Huldah Stiles 
Robert Parker T 

John Pool David Tuttle 

Zurviah Pool Sarah Tuttle 

Timothy Pearl Ruth Topliff 

R w 

Sam 11 Root Hannah Walker 

Mercy Root Josiah Whitney 

Amos Richardson Josiah Whitney, jun r 

Abigal Richardson Ben j D Whitney 
James Russel „ 

Lucy Russel Ezekiel Rolt 

David Stoel 
Mary Stoel 
Benj n Sibley 
Priscilla Sibley Mar y P ° o1 


Deborah Merrick 


A Record of those admitted to full Communion in y e Church of Willing- 
ton, begun May 4, 1760. 

Mary, the Wife of Abiel Holt, j r , was admitted to full Com 11 May 4, 1760. 

John Scripture was admitted to full Communion March 1, 1761. 

James Russel admitted to full Communion, May 1761. 

Christian, the Wife of the Rev Mr Noble, admitted Aug 1761. 

Nathan Holt & Mary his Wife admitted Nov r 22 1761. 

Wid Esther Lee admitted Jan 1, 1762. 

Solomon Fuller & Wife admitted May 1, 1762. 

Jesse Eldridge admitted May 1763 

Abiel Holt j r admitted July^l-1763 

Wife of Jonathan Case, admitted Apr 14, 1765 

Dorithy wife of Esq r Abner Barker admitted — — — 1764. 

James Cummins admitted to full Communion — — 1763 

Hannah wife of Nathan Root admitted etc June 30, 1763 

Peter Whitney admitted Sep — 1765. 

Mercy wife of Peter Whitney admitted Sep. — 1765. 

Darius Preston admitted to full Communion May — 1766. 

Lucy Fuller admitted to full comm May 1766 

Tho 8 Chaffy & Hannah his Wife admitted to full Com. July 20, 1766. 

Benjamin Farley & Jean his Wife admitted to full Com. Aug 24, 1766. 

William Chafy of Ashford admitted &c Sep — 1766 

Anne wife of W m Chafy admitted &c. Sep — 1766. 

Isaac Holt admitted to full communion July 12. 1767. 

Sarah Wife of Isaac Holt admitted to full Com July 12. 1767. 

Josiah Root admitted to full Communion Sep 6, 1767. 

Miriam wife of Josiah Root admitted Sep 6, 1767. 

Mary Root admitted Nov — 1767. 

Mille Wife of Micah Whitney admitted Apl 3. 1768 

Susannah wife of Joseph Barker admitted Nov — 1767. 


Willington Church Records 


Sarah wife of Sam 1 Comins admitted May 15, 1768. 

Joseph Rider admitted to full communion July — — 1768. 

Anne wife of David Hatch of Tolland admitted to Com. Dec 4, 1768. 

Temperance Wife of Daniel Pool admitted Nov 13, 1770 

Isaac Sawin & Mary his wife admitted April 1771. 

Abigail Wife of Lieut Cushman admitted May 1771. 

Jesse Eldridge & Mary his wife admitted May 1771. 

Dorcas Wife of James Richardson admitted March — 1772* 

Abiel Parker & Keziah his wife admitted Dec r — 1773. 

Sam 1 Dunton and Lois his wife admitted Dec r — 1773. 

Zurviah wife of W m Tyler Oct — 1774. 

Oliver Pearl & Mercy his wife June — 1775. 

Lucy wife of Asher Flint, July 1775 

Lucy wife of James Holt Aug — 1776. 

Esther Whitney admitted Sep 1 ' 1, 1776 

James Matthews admitted Oct — 1776. 

Heman How & Mary his wife — Nov r 1776 

Cap fe Joseph Parsons & Mary his wife Feb 1777. 

Mary Sawin, admitted Feb 


Feb — 




Sarah Farley 

Mitte Farley 

Barnard Case, & Phebe his wife March — - 

Esther, W T ife of Elezer Leson admtd 

Isaac Stiles & Abigail his Wife 

Tho 8 Taylor & Experience his Wife 

Justus Hatch, j r & wife admited 

Stephen Rice admitted 

Prudence Taylor admitted 

Sarah Glazier admitted 

Eleazer Crocker admitted 

John Scot admitted 

wife of Capt. Heath 

Abijah Sawin admitd 

Hannah, wife of Oliver Perl 

Rhoda, Wife of Joseph Newcomb 

Eunice, Wife of Sam 11 Stoel 

Ezra Homes & Reliance his wife 

Anna, Wife of John Hinkley 

Widow Susannah Hinkley 

Amasa Dunton admited 

Ruth Sawen, Andrew Holt, Marey Taylor & Rebecca 
Orcutt were admitted June 10 

Silas Glazier and Susannah his wife admited July 15 

Arsah[?] Fenton and Phebe Leonard Kennedy were bap- 
tized and admited July 22 

Mary Bicknel admited Sept 

Deborah Davies admitted Oct 21 

Capt. Jedidiah Amidown and his wife were admited to the communion of 
the ehh and he baptized Oct. 28, 1792 

Timothy Pearl was admited Feb. 3> 1793 

A Record of those who have owned the Covenant 

Jacob Fuller own'd the Cov* June 30 
Aaron Fergo & Wife own'd the Cov* April 

July — 

















Sep r 














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David ) 

Isaac & )■ Stoell with their Wives own'd y e Cov* July 26, 1761 
Sam 11 i 

Levi Glazier & Mary his Wife own'd y e Cov* Dec r 1762 

Solomon Orcut & Mary his Wife own'd y e Cov* Dec r 17G2 

Hannah, Wife of Darius Preston own'd Gov 1 Oct 1 ' 1762 

Nathan Root and Hannah his Wife own'd Cov fc Ap. 1, 1764 

Nathan Jenings ownd Gov 1 Aug. 1764 

Azariah Sanger & Elizabeth his Wife ownd Cov fc May, 1764 
William Tyler & his wife 

Allice, Wife of Elezer Scripture ownd Cov* May 15, 1768 

Zurviah, Wife of Obadiah Abbe, J r , own'd Cov* May 13. 1771 

Sam 11 Dunton & Lois his wife ownd July 1771 

Zoeth Eldridge & Eliza his wife Nov. 1771 

Silas Glazier & Suse his wife owned Cov 1 Aug. 1772 

Nathen Tuttle & wife owned Cov fc Dec 1 1773 

Jonathan Tuttle j r & wife owned Cov* Dec r 1773 

Hannah Tyler owned Cov* May, 1774 

Caleb Orcut owned Cov fc Oct. 1774 

Sarah, wife of Abel Huntinton Sep r 1776 

Reuben Jenings & Triphena his wife owned Cov 1 Oct. 1778 

Ruth, wife of Benjamin Robinson Nov r 1779 

Zurviah Jacobs Sep r 1785 

Ezra Sibley & anna his wife Nov r 1785 

Elizabeth Utley admited and baptized, Feb 4, 1793 

Seth Vinton was admited to the chh- June 23, 1793 
Isaac Johnson was admited July 7, 1793 

Asa Stowel and his wife were admited April 12, 1793 

Rhoda Rider admited 1792 

Tabatha Root Admited 1792 

Esenath Waters Admited July 23, 1797 

Phebe Cross & Anna Sawen admited April 5, 1801 

A Record of Marriages 

Azariah Sanger was married to Elizabeth Abbe April 22 nd 1760 

Jonathan Parker married to Betty Johnson July 24 th 1760 

Joseph Parsons, Jun r , was Married to Mary Holt, Nov r 27, 1760 

Josiah Lee was married to Esther Richardson March 2, 1761. 

December 1, 1701. Andrew Holt & Silvia Fenton were lawfully married. 

March 1792. Roswell Price and Mary Nie were lawfully married. 

April 19, 1792 Nathaniel Crocker and Abigail Sawin were lawfully 

Nov. 22, 1792 Erastus Edwards and Jerusha Farley were lawfully mar- 

March 7, 1793. Josiah Root and Phebe Vinton were lawfully married. 

March 21, 1793. Ensign Joseph Rider and Irenia [?] Hinkley were law- 
fully married. 

April 9, 1793, Amaza Dunton and Marcy Taylor were lawfully married. 

\_On jiy-leaf of Church Record."] 

Decemb r 4-1760, The Rev (i Gideon Noble & Christian Cadwell were mar- 
ried together, & had Issue 

Sarah, Born Sep. 5. 1761 
Gideon, born Aug. 3. 1763 

220 Willing ton Church Records [July 

Solomon, born July 1, 1765 
Christian, Born Oct 24, 1767 
Joanna, born oct. 8, 1769 
Charlotte, born Aug. 19, 1771 
Matthew, born Nov. 21, 1773 
Mark, born Sep r 2, 1775 
Horatio, born Nov. 20, 1777 
Electa, born Uec r 28, 1780 
she died febru 22, 1786 
Electa, born May 15, 1787 

Joanna Noble my Mother died Nov. 1, 1763, aged 63 years. 

Matthew Noble mv Father died Aug. 8, 1771, aged 70. Left Issue, viz : 

Bethiah, bom april 20, 1721- died 1787 

Joanna, born Dec r 3, 1722 

Constantine, born Oct. 8, 1725 

Gideon, born March 6, 1728 

Rhoda, born Aug* 28, 1730, died Sep r 1731 

Rhoda, born Aug* 28, 1732, died march, 1777 

Matthew, born July 27, 1736 

Paul, born I suppose 1738 


Walter, son of Oliver Pearl baptized Nov. 20, 1791 
The family of George Sawen and Ruth his Wife baptized July 22, 1792 
May 24, 1793 The family of George and Deborah Davies were baptized. 
June 7, 1793. A son of Dr. Miner Grant and Eunice his wife was bap- 
tized by the name of Clark 
July the 14, 1793. Two children of Mr. Asa Stowel were baptized by 

the name of Phebe and David. 
August 11, 1793. A child of the Rev. Abishai Alden and Elizabeth his 

wife was baptized by the name of Almira. 
Almira, the daughter of Isaac Stiles and his wife was baptized Sept. 8 

John, a son of John Hinkley and his wife baptized Sept. 29, 1793 
Joseph a child of George and Deborah Davies baptized Feb. 16, 1794 
Hannah, Daughter of Olover Pearl & Hannah his Wife, baptized June 29, 

July 27, 1794. The family of Timothy Pearl was baptized by the names 

of Elijah Crocker, Louis, Cloe & Anna. 
Aug. 31, 1794. A child of Ensign Joseph Rider was baptized by the 

name of Anna, another child of Joseph Newcomb by the name of Grace 
Sept. 28, 1794. A child of Amaza Dunton and Marcy his wife by the 

name of Lois was baptized 
Oct. 5, 1794 A child of Deac. Samuel Dunton was baptized by the name 

of Lodisa. 
Oct. 19, 1794. A child of Joseph Curtis and Rhoda his wife was baptized 

by the name of Ransom 
April 5, 1795. A child of the Rev. Abishai Alden and Elisabeth his 

wife, was baptized by the name of Dolly Coffin. 
May 24, 1795 A child of George Davies and Deborah his wife was bap- 
tized by the name of Strickling 
June 28, 1795. A daughter of D r Miner Grant and Eunice his wife was 

baptized by the Rev. M r Weld by the name of Lucinda. 

1913] Willing ton Church Records 221 

July 5, 1795. A daughter of Isaac Stiles was baptized by the name of 

Aug. 2, 1795. A child of Seth Vinton was baptized by the name of 

Nov. 15, 1795. A son of Joseph Newcomb was baptized by the name of 

June 5, 1796. A child of Joseph Curtis and Rhoda his wife was baptized 

by the name of Joseph. 
Aug. 12, 1796. A child of John Hinkley was baptized by the Rev. Mr. 

Willard by the name of Susaunah. 
Sept. 26, 1796. A child of Amasa Dunton and Mercy his wife by the 

name of Mirilla was baptized. 
Feb. 6, 1797. A son of the Rev. Abishai Alden and Elizabeth his wife, 

was baptized by the name of Augustus. 
June 12, 1797. A son of Seth Vinton was baptized by the name of Zenas 
June 25, 1797. A daughter of George and Deborah Davies was baptized 

by the name of Polly. 
July 2, 1797. A child of Mr. Joseph Rider was baptized by the name of 

Aug. 30, 1797. The family of Mr. Zenas Waters and his wife Esenath 

were baptized by the names of Dudley, Polly & Lora. 
Horrace, Son of Joseph Curtis and Rhoda his wife baptized Feb. 4, 1798 
Cyrus the Son of Olover Pearl baptized by the Rev. M r Storrs, May 20, 

Hope the Son of Joseph Newcomb and his wife baptized June 3, 1798. 
Sept. 22, 1798. A Son of Timothy Pearl was baptized by the name of 

March 17, 1799. A daughter of Ens. Joseph Rider and Iranna [?] his 

wife was baptized by the name of Riene [?] 
June 17, 1799. Anna, the daughter of John Hinkley & his wife was 

June 30, 1799. A daughter of Seth Vinton and Dorcas his wife was bap- 
tized by the name of Ruth 
July 6, 1799. Kezire, a daughter of George and Deborah Davies was 

baptized. A daughter of Joshua Preston & Sarah his wife was baptized 

by the name of Florinda. 
Sophrona, Daughter of the Rev. Abishai Alden and his wife, Elizabeth 

was baptized Oct. 6, 1799. 
June 29, 1800. A daughter of Isaac Stiles & his wife was baptized by 

the name of Almira 
Shubel the son of Phebe Cross baptized April 26, 1801. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Elijah Sawen and Ama baptized June 7, 1801. 
Mary, the daughter of John Hinckley baptized Oct. 11, 1801. 
May 9, 1802. A daughter of the Rev. Abishai Alden & his wife, was 

baptized by the name of Betsy P ^illegible'] 
June 20, 1802. A daughter of Seth Vinton was baptized by the name of 

May 20, 1804. A Daughter of M r Seth Vinton and Polly his wife, was 

Baptized by the Rev d William Storrs, by the name of Lydia. 
July 8, 1804. A son of M r Joshua Preston and Sally his wife was Bap- 
tized by the Rev. Enoch Pond by the name of Austin. 

222 Willington Church Records [July 


Nov. 15, 1792. Elisabeth, the wife of the Rev. Abishai Alden was re- 
commended from the chh of Christ in Merrimac to the church of Christ 
in this place. 

Dec. 10, 1799. Sarah, the wife of Joshua Preston was recommended from 
the chh of Christ in Hampton to the chh of C. in this place. Test. 
Abishai Alden Pastor 

June 20, 1802. The Widow Lois Steel was recommended from the chh 
of Christ in Tolland to the chh of Christ in this place. 

Test. Abishai Alden, Pastor 

June 20, 1802. Azariah Sanger and his wife were recommended from 
the chh of Christ in Ellington to the chh of Christ in this place. 

Test. Abishai Alden, Pastor. 


Mrs. Fuller, the wife of Mr. Daniel Fuller dismissed and recommended to 

the chh in Eastberry[?] 
M r Thomas Rice and Thankfull his wife Dismissed and recommended to 

the chh of Christ in Cambridge, State of Newyork. 
Prudence Taylor dismissed and recommended to the chh in Sos[?] 
The Widow Love Orcutt dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ 

in Randolph. 
Mrs Sary Flint dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ in West- 
M r Church and his wife dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ 

M r Heman Howes & wife dismissed and recommended to the chh of Christ 

in Cambridge State of Newyork 
Eleazer Crocker dismissed and recommended from this church to the 

church of Christ in Cambridge, State of Newyork. 
Asenath Waters dismissed and recommended to the 2 d church of Christ 

in Windham. 
Rhoda the wife of Joseph Curtis dismissed and recommended from this 

church to the church of Christ in Cambridge, state of Newyork. 
Amaza Dunton and his wife dismissed and recommended from this church 

to the third chh in Cambridge State of Newyork. 
Ruth Sawen dismissed and recommended to the chh in Cambridge state 

of New york 
Deborah Davis dismissed and recommended to the church in Granvile, 

State of New york. 
Roberd Scott dismissed & recommended from this church to the church of 

Christ in Tolland. 
Asa Stowel & his wife Judith dismissed & recommended from this chh in 

Norwich in Vermont. 
Isaac Johnson dismissed and recommended from this church to the church 

in Hadley. 
August 15 th , 1803. the Rev d Abishai Alden & Elizabeth his Wife Dis- 
missed from this Chh & recommended to the Church in Montville 

[All these dismissions are in the handwriting of the Rev. Abishai Alden, 
and the record closes here.] 

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By Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., of New Haven, Conn. 
[Concluded from page 132] 

87. Miles 6 Hotchkiss (Jonah? Henry? John? John? Samuel 1 ), born 28 

Aug. 1778, lived at Cheshire, and died 23 Nov. 1839. He married 

first, 4 Dec. 1800, Polly Ives, who died 22 Nov. 1815; and 

secondly Joanna , who died 4 Nov. 1830. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Richard, 7 b. 9 Dec. 1801. 

ii. Lent, b. 2G Nov. 1803. 

iii. William, b. 18 Apr. 1806. 

iv. Abigail, b. 26 May 1808. 

v. MAKY,b. 26 Dec. 1810. 

vi. Sally Rosilla, b. 23 Jan. 1813. 

vii. Miles, b. 15 Nov. 1815. 

Child by second wife : 
. viii. A son, b. 13 Oct. 1819. 

88. Eleazer 6 Hotchkiss (Joshua? Caleb? Joshua? John? Samuel*), 

baptized 7 May 1758, lived at- Westville, and died between 12 Oct. 
and 11 Nov. 1822. He married, 14 Dec. 1779, Naomi Gilbert, 
daughter of Michael and Betha, who died 29 Mar. 1836, aged 75. 
Children : 

i. Betsey, 7 bapt. 20 Aug. 1780 ; m. Tyler. 

ii. Michael Gilbert, bapt. 12 Oct. 1783; d. 9 Dec. 1848; m. Asenath 

, d. 20 Dec. 1861, aged 78. 

iii. Parmelia, b. 19 Apr. 1785 ; d. 1 Jan. 1866 ; m. 12 Oct. 1806 Leyerett 

Dickerman, b. 11 Dec. 1779, d. 31 Jan. 1861. 
iv. Eleazer, bapt. 6 Aug. 1792; d. 13 Apr. 1841 ; in. Fanny L. . 

89. Elijah 6 Hotchkiss (Joshua? Caleb? Joshua? John? Samuel 1 ), bap- 

tized 4 Apr. 1762, lived at Westville, and died in Sept. 1849. He 
married, 3 Mar. 1782, Rebecca Osborne, daughter of Jehiel and 
Rebecca (Sperry), who was baptized 23 Sept. 1764 and died in Dec. 
1842. The record of this family is incomplete. 
Child : 

i. Hums, 7 b. abt. 1790 ; d. 6 Mar. 1863 ; m. Priscilla , b. abt. 

1800; d. 15 Juue 1847. 

90. Joseph Punderson 6 Hotchkiss (Joshua? Caleb? Joshua? John? 

Samuel 1 ), baptized 27 May 1764, lived at Cedar Hill, New Haven, 
and died 14 Mar. 1838. He married first Rhoda Wooding, 
daughter of John and Hannah (Holbrook), who was born about 1765 
and died 1 Feb. 1823; and secondly, 11 May 1823, Mrs. Sarah 
Tuttle, who died in 1841. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Clarissa, 7 b. 18 Dec. 1786 ; d. 17 Sept. 1846 ; m. 10 Jan. 1808 Lyman 
Atwater of Cedar Hill, b. 3 Mar. 1783, d. Mar. 1862. 

ii. Henry, b. abt. 1791 ; d. 9 Apr. 1826; m. Polly . 

iii. Anna, b. 5 Nov. 1795; d. 26 Feb. 1836; m. 12 Dec. 1813 Medad 
Atwater of Cedar Hill, b. 18 Oct. 1788. 

91. Miles 6 Hotchkiss (Joshua? Caleb? Joshua? John? Samuel 1 ), bap- 

tized 28 June 1772, lived at Westville, and died between 8 Feb. 

224 The Hotchkiss Family [July 

and 13 Mar. 1837. He married at Milford, 18 Nov. 1792, Aner 
Hepburn, who died 12 Mar. 1836, aged 65. 
Children : 

i. Sally, 7 b. abt. 1795; d. 17 Oct. 1874; m. George Morse, b. abt. 
1778, d. 11 Oct. 1856. 

ii. Caroline, m. 1 Nov. 1820 Clark Smith Dunning. 

iii. Eunice, b. abt. 1709; d. 23 May 1884; m. John B. Lewis, b. abt. 
1804, d. 3 Aug. 1847. 

iv. Emma M. 

v. Miles, b. abt. 1805 ; d. 27 May 1848 ; m. 31 Dec. 1826 Eliza D. Cad- 
well, who m. (2) Bodge and d. 31 Mar. 1869, aged 61. 

92. Enos 6 Hotchkiss (Ezekiel, 5 Joseph, 4 Joseph,* John, 2 Samuel 1 ) born 6 

June 1751, lived at New Haven, and died in 1792. He married 

Bradley, daughter of Isaac and Lois of East Haven. 

Children : 

i. Esther. 7 

ii. Sarah. 

iii. Rebecca, m. Whiting Ives. 

iv. Ezekiel, b. abt. 1785 ; d. 12 June 1849 ; m. Sarah Larrabee, d. 1852. 

93. George 6 Hotchkiss (Stephen, 5 Caleb, 4 Caleb* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

6 Mar. 1780, lived at New Haven, and died in 1821. He married, 
26 Sept. 1802, Peggy Collis. 
Children : 

i. Daniel Collis, 7 b. abt. 1804 ; m. 19 Sept. 1827 Elizabeth 7 Hotch- 
kiss, daughter of Russell (95). They removed to New York City, 
ii. George Wyllys, b. abt. 1806. 
iii. Henry Scott, b. abt. 1808. 
iv. Elizabeth Davis, b. abt. 1810. 
v. William Dummer, b. abt. 1812. 

94. Ezra 6 Hotchkiss (Jonah, 5 Caleb, 4 Caleb, 3 John, 2 Samuel 1 ), of New 

Haven, died in 1868. He married first Nancy Augur, who was 
born 14 Nov. 1785 and died 20 Apr. 1836, aged 50; and secondly 

Catharine . 

Children by first wife : 

i. Charles E., 7 removed to Rochester, N. Y., and Vineland, N. J. ; m. 

30 Oct. 1827 Olivia Eunice Trowbridge, b. 31 May 1806. 
ii. Leonard $., m. 27 June 1833 Louisa Hubbard. 

95. Russell 6 Hotchkiss (Jonah, 5 Caleb* Caleb* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

about 1780, lived at New Haven, and died 1 Jan. 1843. He mar- 
ried first , who was born about 1786 and died 22 May 1834 ; 

and secondly, 9 June 1835, Elizabeth Ann Hubbard. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Russell, 7 m. 25 Dec. 1833 Catharine E. Wadsworth. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. 19 Sept. 1827 Daniel Collis 7 Hotchkiss (93, i.). 

iii. Mary, m. 23 Dec. 1829 David Hoadley, Jr., of New York. 

iv. Henry O. 

v. Edward. 

96. Elias 6 Hotchkiss (Jonah 5 Caleb 4 Caleb* John, 2 Samuel 1 ), of New 

Haven, died in 1865. He married Julia . 

Children : 

i. Thomas W. 7 

ii. Elias. 

iii. George W., m. Julia Gilbert. 

iv. James F. 

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v. Caroline, m. 1 Aug. 1838 Gustavus Bradley. 
vi. Frances Elizabeth, m. Allen B. Hitchcock. 
vii. Nancy, m. Henry Wheeler. 

97. Harley 6 Hotchkiss {Stephen, 5 Jabez, 4 Jacob, 3 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

12 Sept. 1791, lived at Bethany, and died 26 Mar. 1860. He mar- 
ried Harriet Collins. 
Children : 

i. Wealthy Ann, 7 m. Thomas Gil yard. 
ii. Andrew T., d. in 1877; m. Belinda Buckingham. 
iii. Harris, d. young. 

iv. Charles T., b. 9 July 1834; removed to Cheshire; m. Emma V. 

98. Eber 6 Hotchkiss (Stephen, 5 Jabez, 4 Jacob, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

about 1796, lived at Bethany, and died 28 Nov. 1851. He married 
Thirza Driver. 

Children : 

i. Dilazon. 7 

ii. Gracia. 

iii. Samantha. 

iv. Jane. 

v. Samuel. 

vi. Hooker. 

99. Jared 6 Hotchkiss (Stephen, 5 Jabez, 4 Jacob, 8 Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 

about 1804, lived at Bethany, and died 24 Aug. 1854. He mar- 
ried, 13 Sept. 1840, Amy French of Prospect. 
Children : 

i. Henry Hooker, 7 bapt. 24 Mar. 1842 ; d. young, 
ii. Caroline Lucina, bapt. Dec. 1844. 

100. George 6 Hotchkiss (Stephen, 5 Jabez, 4 Jacob, 8 Joshua 2 Samuel 1 ), 

lived at Bethany, and married, 4 Apr. 1841, Laura Sperry. 

Children : 
i. Erban Evander, 7 bapt. 13 Aug. 1843; m. Elizabeth Crabtree. 


101. Silas 6 Hotchkiss (Joseph, 5 Joseph, 4 Samuel, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

born about 1766, lived at Bethany, and died before 28 Feb. 1848. 
He married Susannah Peck. 
Children : 

109. i. Hiram. 7 

110. ii. Wooster, b. abt. 1793. 

iii. Temperance, m. William Andrew. 
iv. Deborah. 
v. Martha. 

102. John 6 Hotchkiss (William, 5 Joseph, 4 Samuel, 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

lived at Westville, and married, 2 May 1785, Huldah Sperry. 
Children : 

i. Ira, 7 b. abt. 1790. 

ii. Obedience, b. abt. 1791. 

iii. Sally Almira. 

iv. John Miles. 

103. David 6 Hotchkiss ( William, 5 Joseph 4 Samuel 8 Thomas, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

born about 1769, died 12 Jan. 1846. He married Mercy Bradley, 
who was born about 1766 and died 30 Jan. 1854. 

226 The Hotchkiss Family [July 

Children : 

i. Lucy, 7 b. abt. 1792 ; m. Isaac Blake. 

ii. Lewis, b. abt. 1797; d. 17 Aug. 1803. 

iii. Hannah, b. abt. 1799. 

iv. Willis, b. 29 Mar. 1803 ; d. 18 Sept. 1884 ; m. Mary A. Kimberly, 

b. 3 July 1812, d. 9 Feb. 1900. He lived at Derby and had issue. 
v. Lewis, b. 14 Oct. 1806 ; d. 19 Feb. 1887 ; ra. Eliza Hull. He lived 

at Derby and had issue. 
vi. Eunice, m. Sheldon Moulthrop. 
vii. Sarah M., b. 17 Feb. 1814; d. 14 Apr. 1895; m. William Baldwin 

of Derby, b. 18 Sept. 1811; d. 2 June 1887. 

104. David 6 Hotchkiss (David, 5 Solomon* Daniel* Daniel, 2 Samuel 1 ) f 

born about 1779, lived at Woodbridge, and died 24 June 1842. 

He married Huldah , who was born about 1782 and died 

21 July 1836. 
Children : 

i. Hubbard, 7 b. abt. 1798; d. 26 Oct. 1849; m. 9 Aug. 1820 Hannah 
Allen. Child : 1. Hannah E., 8 bapt. 3 Aug. 1828 ; m. William A. 

ii. Maria, bapt. Oct. 1803. 

iii. Sally Caroline, bapt. 31 Aug. 1806. 

iv. Henrietta, bapt. 26 June 1808. 

v. Henry Lucius, b. 10 May 1810 ; lived at New Haven ; d. 26 May 1861 ; 
m. Lucy Cowell, b. 28 Apr. 1815, d. 21 Nov. 1896, who m. (2) 

Webster. Children: 1. Sarah* d. young. 2. George 

Henry, b. 6 Mar. 1840; d. 28 June 1904; m. Caroline Austin; left 

105. Harvey 6 Hotchkiss (David* Solomon* Daniel* Daniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

born about 1781, lived at Bethany, and died 9 Dec. 1855. He 
married, in 1805, Sarah Alling, who died 21 Sept. 1862. 
Children : 

i. Sheldon Alling,' b. 22 Apr. 1808. 

ii. Eliza Samantha, b. 18 Sept. 1810; d. 14 Feb. 1876. 

iii. Solomon, b. 18 Juue 1813; d. 7 Jan. 1886; m. Charlotte Heming- 
way, b. abt. 1821, d. 28 May 1893. 

iv. Beecher Delos, b. 11 Feb. 1815; d. 30 Oct. 1866; m. Betsey Per- 
kins, b. abt. 1821, d. 3 Oct. 1863. 

v. Julius Leonard, b. 17 June 1817; d. 17 Feb. 1879; m. Sophronia 

vi. Theodore Nelson, b. 20 Dec. 1819; d. 27 Feb. 1888; m. Lucia 

vii. Sarah Finette, b. 29 Oct. 1822; d. 15 Jan. 1878; m. 5 Mar. 1848 

DeWitt Clinton Castle of Seymour, 
viii. Orlando Thomas, b. 8 Aug. 1825; d. 11 Dec. 1828. 
ix. Harvey Harpin, b. 16 Feb. 1828; lived at Prospect; m.' 15 Feb. 

1852 Charlotte Eliza Alling. 
•x. Margaret Dianthe, b. 16 June 1830; d. 14 Feb. 1872 ; m. Matthew 

TREWHELLAof Cheshire. 

106. Eltphalet 6 Hotchkiss (Levi, 5 Eliphalet* Daniel* Daniel, 2 Samuel 1 ), 
born about 1777, lived at Derby, and died 21 Sept. 1858. He mar- 
ried Nancy , who died 15 Nov. 1865. 

Children : 

i. William. 7 

ii. Albert. 

iii. Mary Ann. 

iv. Burr. 

v. Harriet. 

vi. Eli. 

vii. John. 

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107. Henry 6 Hotchkiss (Justus ? Obadiah? Daniel? Daniel? Samuel 1 ), 

born 29 Apr. 1801, lived at New Haven, and died 15 Dec. 1871. 
He was president of the New Haven Bank. He married, 22 May 
1823, Elizabeth Daggett. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth Susan. 7 

ii. Mary Ann Forbes. 

iii. Martha Prescott, m. Dr. John 0. Bronson. 

iv. Susan Virtue. 

v. Mary Ann, m. Capt. Charles Hervey Townshend. 

vi. Henry Lucius, b. 12 Dec. 1842; m. 25 Feb. 1875 Jane Louisa 
Fitch Trowbridge. Children: 1. Henry Stewart? b. 1 Oct. 
1876. 2. Helen Southgate, b. 24 Nov. 1880. 3. Elizabeth Trow- 
bridge, b. 26 Mar. 1885. 

108. Lucius 6 Hotchkiss (Justus? Obadiah? Daniel? Daniel? Samuel 1 ), 

born 1 Mar. 1803, lived at New Haven, and died 29 May 1880. 
He married first, 18 Oct. 1827, Maria Melcher Street, who was 
born 1 Jan. 1807 and died 2 Sept. 1833 ; and secondly, Oct. 1834, 
Catherine Ladd Street, who died 29 May 1880. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Maria Louise Forbes, 7 b. 2 Aug. 1828 ; d. 15 June 1889 ; m. 15 Sept. 

1847 Charles Mulock of New York, 
ii. Justus Street, b. 4 Feb. 1831 ; m. 9 May 1866 Fanny Winchester, 

b. in Boston 9 Oct. 1838, d. 24 Jan. 1912. He is a director of the 

Second National Bauk, New Haven. Child: 1. Fanny Winchester? 

b. 26 July 1879 ; d. 31 July 1879. 
iii. Anna Maria, b. 10 Aug. 1833; d. 31 Aug. 1833. 

109. Hiram 7 Hotchkiss (Silas? Joseph? Joseph? Samuel? Thomas? 

Samuel 1 ), died in 1849. He married Rebecca 6 Hotchkiss, daugh- 
ter of Isaac (73). 
Children : 

i. Wales, 8 b. 1825; m. Frances Augusta Collins. Children: 1. 

Charles* b. Mar. 1853 ; m. Lily Bell. 2. Dr. Lucius Wales, b. 31 

Dec. 1859 ; m. 3 June 1891 Alice H. Greene, 
ii. Andrew, d. unm. 

iii. Eliza A., m. Saneord. 

iv. Hart, b. 2 July 1833 ; d. 16 Feb. 1867 ; m. Kebecca Temple. Child : 

1. Edith? m. Dr. Clarence E. Skinner. 

110. Wooster 7 Hotchkiss (Silas? Joseph? Joseph? Samuel? Thomas? 

Samuel 1 ), born about 1793, lived at New Haven, and died 8 Oct. 

1849. He married first , who died 22 Dec. 1831, aged 36 ; 

secondly, 25 Nov. 1832, Jennette Tyler, who died 15 Jan. 1847, 
aged 45 ; and thirdly Mary Atwater. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Mary, 8 m. Giddings. 

ii. George. 

iii. Emily. 

iv. Susan. 

v. Charles. 

Children by second wife : 

vi. A daughter, b. abt. 1833 ; d. 1 Mar. 1847. 
vii. A daughter, b. abt. 1835 ; d. 24 July 1845. 
vol. lxvii. 15 

228 The Hotchkiss Family [J^y 


Of the many unplaced Hotchkisses whose records come to hand only 
the following need be considered here : 

(1) Timothy Hotchkiss of Cheshire (perhaps identical with 27, iii ? 
who was born at New Haven 16 Mar. 1742) married, 4 Mar. 1762, Luct 
Andrus, who died 27 Apr. 1772. 

Children : 

L Samuel, b. 14 Dec. 1762; m. 12 Feb. 1784 Miriam 6 Hotchkiss, 

daughter of Amos (54), b. 10 Jan. 1764. 
ii. Ambrose, b. 14 Jan. 1765; m. 25 Dec. 1791 Lucretia Baldwin. 
iii. Aner, b. 24 Dec. 1766. 
iv. Briant, b. SI May 1769. 
y. Lucy, b. 23 Apr. 1772 ; d. 6 May 1772. 

(2) The descendants of John Hotchkin of Guilford, sometimes supposed 
(despite the spelling of the name) to be brother of Samuel 1 Hotchkiss, are 
given in Register, vol. 58, p. 281. One branch, which settled in New 
Haven, is not carried out there, and is given here in order to prevent any 
confusion between this family and the New Haven Hotchkisses. 

Joseph 5 Hotchkin (Abraham,* Abraham, 3 Joseph* John 1 ), born at 
Guilford 17 Nov. 1758, married Abigail Horton, daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah of Wolcott, who was baptized at Woodbridge 
30 Sept. 1759. He removed to Richmond, Mass., and later, to- 
gether with his brother Oliver, to New Haven., Conn., where he 
died 29 Apr. 1827. His widow died 4 Dec. 1829. 

Children : 
i. ELiAs, 6 b. abt. 1783; d. at*New Haven 17 Aug. 1824, leaving chil- 
dren: 1. Charles,'' b. abt. 1810. 2. Mary Ann, b. abt. 1812. 3. 
Amanda Charlotte. 

ii. Tabitha, m. Gaston. 

iii. Lovinia, m. Kingsley. 

iv. Abigail, m. Dudley. 

(3) A Hotchkiss family settled in Norfolk, Conn., about 1763, but it 
was not connected with the line of Samuel 1 in time to be inserted in its 
proper place. It is now nearly certain that James, Enos, and Samuel, the 
heads of the Norfolk branch, were two sons and a grandson of Samuel 3 (12) 
of East Haven. 

12, viii. James 4 Hotchkiss (Samuel, 3 Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), born at East 
Haven 13 Jan. 1728, married Dorothy Aspinwall of Norfolk. 
Children : 
i. Levi, 5 ) 

ii. Mary, ^bapt. 2 Oct. 1763. 
iii. Sarah, J 

iv. Kebecca, bapt. 6 May 1764. 
v. David, bapt. 29 June 1766. 
vi. Asenath, bapt. 30 Oct. 1768. 
vii. Cyrus, bapt. 29 July 1770. 
viii. James, bapt. 16 Aug. 1772. 
ix. Phebe, bapt. 19 June 1774. 
x. Ira, bapt. 14 June 1778. 
xi. Charlotte, bapt. 16 Apr. 1780. 

12, ix. Enos 4 Hotchkiss (Samuel, 3 Samuel^ Samuel 1 ), born at East 
Haven 13 May 1731, married, 5 Feb. 1756 7 Elizabeth 

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Shepard. The birth of their child Elihu is recorded at East 

Haven, but unfortunately the name was given as Enos in Dodd's 

East Haven Register, and this error was followed in the account 

given above (Register, vol. 6Q p. 330). Elihu, Elizabeth, and 

Ruth, children of Enos and Elizabeth, were baptized at Norfolk 

2 Oct. 1763, together with three children of James and Dorothy, 

a fact which serves to identify Enos and James as the East 

Haven brothers. 

Children : 

i. Elihu, 5 b. at East Haven 1757; bapt. at Norfolk 2 Oct. 1763. 
ii. Elizabeth, j bapt 2 Qct 1763 

111. JtvUTH, ) 

iv. A child, d. 17 Jan. 1763. 

v. John, bapt. at Norfolk 17 June 1764. 

vi. Enos. 

vii. Stephen . 

viii. Hannah, m. Jonathan Finch. 

ix. Samuel, b. at East Haven 1778. 

34, iii. Samuel 5 Hotchkiss (Samuel, 4 Samuel* Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ), re- 
moved from Northford to Norfolk, and died Jan. 1799. He 

married Elizabeth . 

Children : 

i. Chloe, 6 bapt. 12 Apr. 1778. 

ii. Betsey, bapt. 26 Nov. 1780. 

iii. Damaris, bapt. 27 Apr. 1783. 

iv. Samuel, bapt. 5 June 1785. 

v. Lumen Phelps, bapt. 8 June 1788 ; m. Hannah . 

vi. James, bapt. 22 Jan. 1791. 

vii. Abigail, bapt. 12 July 1798 ; perhaps the child who d. July 1798. 

viii. Eliza Aurelia, bapt. 13 June 1802. 

Josiah Hotchkiss, perhaps the oldest child of James (12, viii), married 

Asenath . 

Children : 

i. Oliver, 
ii. Josiah, 

!": 1 s S en!th, \ ba pt- 15 0ct - 1799 - 

v. Daniel, 

vi. Cyrus, 

vii. A child, d. Apr. 1790. 

viii. Charlotte, bapt. 27 Aug. 1801. 

(4) Thomas 4 Hotchkiss (18, i) was probably the man reported dead 
or captured in the French War, 7 Sept. 1756. If so, his family may not 
have removed from Hamden as supposed. It will be noted that he had a 
son Samuel, born 7 July 1732. In 1816 the estate of Samuel Hotchkiss, 
Jr., of Hamden was distributed to his children Samuel, Amasa, and Sarah, 
and the children of his daughter Mary, deceased. 

(5) Thanks to the courtesy of Mrs. F. A. Sanford of Westfield, Mass., 
it is possible to make additions and corrections in the line of Dea. Gideon 4 
Hotchkiss (36). Descendants are certain that the twelfth child attri- 
buted to him, Asahel, 6 was in reality the child of Gideon's eldest son, 
Jesse. 6 Gideon's daughter Olive (36, xviii) married William Jones. 

36, i. Jesse 5 Hotchkiss (Gideon, 4 Stephen* Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 
9 Oct. 1738, died 29 Sept. 1776. He married, 2 Oct. 1759, 
Charity Mallory of Stratford. 

230 The Hotchlciss Family [July 

Children : 

A. i. Asahel, 6 b. 15 Feb. 1760. 

ii. Charity, b. 24 Mar. 1761 ; m. Riverus Russell of Homer, N. Y., 

and of York, Livingston Co., N. Y. 
iii. Beulah, b. 13 Mar. 1762 ; d. 24 Oct. 1776. 
iv. Gabriel, b. 13 Aug. 1763; d. 22 Jan. 1765. 
v. Rebecca, b. 7 Jan. 1765. 
vi. Temperance, b. 3 Dec. 1767. 

vii. Apalina, b. 3 Jan. 1769 ; m. Amraphel Hotchkiss, her first cousin, 
viii. Chloe, b. 5 Jan. 1771. 
Lx. Anna, b. 19 May 1772; m. Abijah Guernsey. Their daughter 

Althea m. 3 Oct. 1821 Asahel Augustus Hotchkiss, her first cousin. 
x. Huldah, b. 9 Mar. 1774. 
xi. Jesse, b. 3 Aug. 1776. 

36, ii. David 5 Hotchkiss (Gideon* Stephen* Joshua? Samuel 1 ), born at 
Waterbury 5 Apr. 1740, died at Windsor, N. Y., 8 May 1826. 
He married first, 21 Nov. 1763, Abigail Douglas, daughter of 
Alexander and Sarah (Ballard), who died 5 Apr. 1775 ; and 
secondly, 5 July 1775, Peninah (Peck) Todd, daughter of 
Timothy and Lydia (Lines), and widow of Charles. He removed, 
with all his family except Lavinia and Frederick, to Windsor, 
Broome Co., N. Y. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Asenath, 6 b. 11 July 1764 ; m. Elmore Kussell. 
ii. Sarah, b. 20 Mar. 1766 ; m. Justis Beecher of Homer and Windsor, 
N. Y. 

B. iii. Frederick, b. 6 Mar. 1768. 

iv. Lavinia, b. 9 Jan. 1770 ; m. Steven Williams of Cheshire, Conn. 

C. v. Amraphel, b. 25 June 1772. 

vi. Cyrus, b. 15 Apr. 1774; m. Sallle Andrus. Children: 1. Carver. 1 
2. Clarissa, m. Jeffrey Sage. 3. Giles. 4. Parthenia, m. Julius 
Edwards. 5. Sophronia, m. Orton of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children by second wife : 

vii. Charles Todd, b. 24 June 1776 ; m. Rhoda Barrett. 
viii. Abigail, b. 25 Apr. 1778 ; m. William Coburn. 
ix. Gilead, b. 12 Oct. 1780; m. Sarah Hoadley. 
x. Peninah, b. 21 Feb. 1782; m. Sylvester Hulse. 

A. Asahel 6 Hotchkiss (Jesse, 5 Gideon? Stephen? Joshua? Samuel 1 ), 

born at Waterbury 15 Feb. 1760, died at Sharon, Conn. He served 

in the Revolution, and received a pension at the age of 80. He 

married first, 22 Mar. 1781, Sarah Williams, who died 28 Mar. 

1794; secondly, 7 June 1794, Phebe Merriam; thirdly Mrs. 

Cowles ; and fourthly Mrs. Wakeman. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Sally, 7 b. 27 Oct. 1781. 

ii. Curtiss, b. 4 May 1783 ; had children born at Waterbury. 

iii. Dyer, b. 24 June 1785. 

iv. Esther, b. 21 May 1788. 

Children by second wife : 

v. Tempy, b. 27 Feb. 1797; m. Andrews. 

D. vi. Asahel Augustus, b. 30 June 1799. 
vii. Marcus, b. 1 Sept. 1801. 

viii. Phebe Maria, b. 5 Aug. 1805. 

B. Frederick 6 Hotchkiss (David? Gideon? Stephen? Joshua? Samuel}), 
born at Waterbury 6 Mar. 1768, died 25 Mar. 1846. He married, 

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9 Mar. 1790, Rhoda Hopkins, daughter of John, who died 12 

Mar. 1814. After the death of his father in 1826 he removed to 

Windsor, N. Y. 

Children : 

i. Marilla, 7 b. 11 Mar. 1791 ; d. 7 Apr. 1873; m. Lebbeus Sanford. 

ii. Chloe, b. 16 Apr. 1794; d. 22 Apr. 1812. 

iii. Julia, b. 7 Feb. 1796; d. 10 Nov. 1883; m. Jonah Woodruff. 

iv. David Miles, b. 27 Nov. 1797; d. 15 Apr. 1878; m. (1) Zerviah 
Stevens ; m. (2) Hannah (Doolittle) Bristol. Ten children. 

v. Laura, b. 4 Sept. 1800; d. 1813. 

vi. Clarissa, b. 6 Jan. 1806 ; d. 16 Jan. 1873; m. Elisha Hall. 

vii. Frederick Hopkins, b. 5 Nov. 1808 ; d. 1808. 

C. Amraphel 6 Hotchkiss (David, 5 Gideon, 4 Stephen* Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), 

born 25 June 1772, lived at Windsor, N. Y. He married his first 
cousin, Apalina 6 Hotchkiss, daughter of Jesse. 
Children : 

i. Stiles, 7 m. Lydia Beecher, daughter of Justis and Sarah (Hotch- 
ii. Frederick, m. Jemima Comstock. 
iii. Gideon, m. Ann Evarts. 
iv. Oltve, m. Jedediah Smith. 
v. Harry, m. Amanda Hempstead. 
vi. Amraphel. 
vii. Jesse, m. Betsey Hempstead ; lived at Cornwall, N. Y. 

D. Asahel Augustus 7 Hotchkiss (Asahel, 6 Jesse, 5 Gideon* Stephen, 2 

Joshua, 2 Samuel 1 ), born 30 June 1799, lived at Sharon, Conn., and 
died 21 Apr. 1885. He married, 3 Oct. 1821, his cousin, Althea 
Children : 

i. Andrew, 8 inventor of the first projectile for rifled cannon. 

ii. Abijah, d. young. 

iii. Benjamin Berkley, inventor of revolving cannon and rapid-fire 

guns. His widow endowed the Hotchkiss School at Lakeville, 

iv. Franklin Augustus. 
v. Frederick Abijah. 

vi. Dothea Anna, m. McKelvey. 

vii. Sarah Minerva. 
viii. Charles. 
ix. Dwight. 
x. William. 


Communicated by Joseph Weatherhead Warren, M.D., of Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

[Continued from page 147] 


At Leagel Town meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitant of 
starisland alias gosport duly Qualefyed to Vote this first day of apirel 1754 
according to notyfication given under the selct mens hands — 

232 Town Records of Gosport, iV, H. [July 

m r willam Sanderson Chosen moderater 

m r Charls Randel ^ 

m r Henry Shapley >■ Select men 

m r Samuell muchmore ) 

m r Samuell varrell Constable 

m^ John Brag 1 ^ men 
m r Gibens mace ) 

m r Cp fct Rebert down ) n n * ~ , 
r /-ii! i -o ^ i r Collers oi fish 
m r Charls Randel j 

m r John Tuck sallary is to be one Qun 11 of wenter fish a man for this year 

Henry Shapley ton Clark 

Beniamin Coker syler of wood 


By a Legol Town meating of the freeholders and inhabentents of the 

ton of Gosport Duly Quallified to vote Gosport Apirel y e 19 1756 

Willam Sandresson modraiter 

m r Samuell muchmore } 

m r D n willam muchmore >- Tonsmen 

m r petter obe ) 

m r John vairell Constubel J 

m r James word ) , . -, 

r t^ • in i i r tidenmen 
m r Darnel Randel j 

m r Henry Shapley ton Clairk 

m r Chairls Raindel ) ^ 17 » n * 

r T T t\ >■ Collors oi fish 

m r John Down j 

m r John Vairel wood Seailer 

A generell free Vote paist amongst the inhabentents of gosport for y e 

Reiv d m r John tuck sallery to be paid in weanter fish Each man one Qun 11 — ■ 


By a Legol Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabetents of the Ton 
of Gosport Duly Quallified to Vote gosport march y e 13 : 1755— 
Willam Sandresson modrater 
m r Henry Cartter ~) 

m r Richard Talphy > Tons men 
m r D n ucken muchmore ) 
m r Charls miller Constabel 

m r Jezerimy Lord \ m-- 

m r Gorg woiphy ) ° 

m r Chirls Randel ) ^ n £ n 7 
r r , , . ^ V Collers oi nsh 

m r Captm Down j 

m r Dainel Randel I wood Sealr 

Henry Shapley | Ton Clork 

this is agred at ton meating that If any preson shall Spelt any fish above 
hie warter marck and Leave their heads and son bons [sound bones] and 
Coutds [guts ?] their shall pay teen pounds new tener to the town and any 
that is aboue new [now ?] they that houe [have] them their shall haue 
them belou hie warter in fortenets time or pay the same 

this is agreed at ton meating that Eevery person that is are \_sic] kow* 
shall Carry them of at 15 day of may keep them their tel the 15 day of 

* Possibly intended for " that has a cow." 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, AT. H. 233 

October or pay 20 shilling Lawfull money If any person that have any 
hogs If they doe any damg from[?] they do the danig to shall keep the hog 
for sattesfaxen 


By A Legol Ton meating of the freeholders and inhabentents of the ton 

of gosport Duly Quallified to vot Gospored y e Apirel y e 13 1758 

M r Willam Sandresson modrater 

M r Henry Shapley ton Clark 

M r Henry Shapley ) 

M r Gizremy Lord j>- Selact mean 

M r John vairel ) 

M r Gibbens mace Constabel 

M r John Crosbe .. -,. 

■» tv c* n -i tiding men 

M r Samuell vairel & 

M r Charles Rindel n n f « -. 

W Charles Miller Collers of fish 

M r Dainell Randel n 1 » mA 
■.,- T , . , Cordrs ot wood 

M r John vairel 

A generell free vote paist amongest the inhabents of gosport for y e Reir d 

m r John Tuck sallery to be paid in weanter fish Each man one Quantel 


By A Legol Town meating of the freeholders and inhabentents of the 
ton of gosport Duly Quallified To vot gosport march y e 24 1757 — 
Willam Sandresson modrater 
Henry Shapley ton Clark 
M r Petter obe Constabel 
M r Henry Cartter S r ) 
M r Richard Talphy V Selact men 
M r Charls miller ) 
M r Dainel Randel. ) ,. , 

M r Beingeman Damrell ) 


M r John varel wood Sealer 

this is a Leagel vot by the ton mating that if any presson or pressons 
shall Leave their Cowks [cows] out after the fivftenth day of may and 
they do any Dameg they shall be taken up and the oner of the kow shall 
pay teen shillings old tener to the kow Constabel and one half he shall 
have and the thother shall give to the pour of the place 

M r Dainel Randel kow Constabel 

A generell free vote paist amongests the inhabents of gosport fer y e 
Reiv d m r John Tuck sallery to pay d in weanter fish Each man one Quin 11 


By A Legol Town Meating of the freeholders and Inhabetents of the 
ton of Gosport Duly Quallified to Vot gosport march y e 26 day 1759 — 
Cap* Henry Cartter modrater 
Cap* Henry Cartter ^ 
M r Richard Talphy > select men 
M r Charls miller ) 
M r Elishe Horn ) ' 

M 1 Charles Randel f 

, fr T , ^ y Collers of fish 

M r John Down 

T\,rr i u r tiding men 

M r gorg wolpany j ° 

234 Town Records of Gosport, iV. H, [ July 

Cap* Robard Down ) ^ n £ n x. 

nrr t\ • i i3 j n r Conors ot fish 
M r Darnel Randell j 

M r Dainel Randell \ 
Sealer of wood ) 

By A Legol Vot at the ton meating that Cap 1 Henry Cartter and m r 
Richard Talphy are to ouer hoal the Counstabels for the money that is 
behind hand [for the] minstires saillary 

By A Leagol Vot that Cap* Henry Cartter and m r Charls miller air to 
peittishon to the gennerl Cort of portshsmith to try to get the Countray 

[County ?] taxtiys of the ton of gosport * 

Henry Shapley ton Clark 

A genrel free vote paist amongest the inhabents of gosport for the reiv d 
m r John tuck sailery to be paid in weanter fish Eaish man one Qua 11 


By A Legol Ton meating of The freeholders and inhabenttents of the 
Ton of gosport Duly Quallified to Vot march y e 18 1760 

Willam Sandresson morderrater^ — 

John Crosbe Counstabel^ — 

Henry Cartter J 

Samuell muchmore > secelt mean — 

John Vairel ; 

Dainel Randel ) ,.,. 

Willam Holbrook ) ° 

Chairls miller 

7-v • i t> i i r Collers oi fish 

Dainel Kandel 

John Vairel^ seailer of wood 
Henry Shapley Ton Clark 


July 15 th 1844 Gosport Isle of Shoals 
J E Smith Came to this island for the plusure of improving his health — 
boarded at Mr Lemuel Caswell and found in him a gentleman who Spared 
no pains to make the visits of his boarders agreeable in every respect 

July 1844 Gosport Isle of Shoals 
John Sole came to this place for the purpose of fishing but being a man 
of bad habits was Carried to Portsmouth and from thence to Newburyport 

James D. Ryan At Gosport Aug 4 1847 \_This line is written in 


By A Legol Ton meating of the freeholders and inhabenttens of the ton 
of gosport Duly Quallified to Vot March y e 16 1761 
Abraham Croker mordarter — 
Henry Shapley Ton Clark \ 
Richard Talphy ^ 

D[eacon] willam muchmore >• selectman 
Josepth mitchmore ) 

John Vairel j Counstabe \ 
Dainel Randell ) ,. ,. ) 

John Randel ) tldln S men } 

* Meaning probably to recover for the benefit of the town its share of the county tax, 
since most of the expenditures of the county seemed of little profit to the town far 
away on an island. 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JV. H. 235 

Dainel Randell ) CoUers of fish 

D willam muchmore j 

x? ^ i t> j i 1 wood soalers 
Daniel Randel j 

A genrel free vot paist amongest the inhabents of gosport for the Reiv r 
m r John Tuck sairley to be paid in weanter mar 11 fish Eaish man one Quental 


Gosport July y e 18 1763 — Then their was ameaten Called to Cus* ton 
offorsurs for this year — [on the margin\ by M r Henry Cartter Justes Peacs 
M r richard Talphy Justes peacs 

Willam Sandresson modraterj 

Henry Shapley Ton Clark \ 

John Vairel CounstabelJ 

m r Henry Carter a Eq r "> ^ 

m r Richard Talphy Eq r >- Selectmen > 

m r Joseph mucnmore ) ) 

m r willam Holbrook ),.-,. ) 

_r-c , n , > tiding man > 

m r John Crosbe j j 

m r John Vairell \ sealer of wood \ 

m r D ic willam muchmore ) ri -,, £ ~ , ) 

r .„ tt it i r Collors ot fish > 

m r willam Holbrook j j 

This was agread that That Reiv d m r John Tucke salraey to be paid in 

winter marchenble fish Each man one Quentel for the year insuing 

Gosport May the third 1838 \_This entry is written in pencil. ,] 
W m Caswell Born 1812 June the 20 

By a leageall town Meeting of the freeholds and in inhabents of the town 

of Gosport Duleay Qu a ffifyed to Voot March 11 th 1762 

Abrham Crocket Moderater 

hanray Shapley town Clark \ By Voot 

John Varrall^ Counstable By Voot 

hanray Carter 1 

Richard Talpey >- Seiloct Meen 

Joseph Muchemore ) 

John Crosbay ) ,. -, t. t 

William holbrulk } tlden Man 

Abrham Crocket ) w , -, 1 
-^ • i -d -ii ■ > Whood bealers 
JJaniel Randal j 

William Muchemore ) ^ n - n , 

t^ . t -d j l r Corners ot nsn 

JJanial Randal j 

A Jenarel free vote Paist amongst the inhabents of gosport for the Revn* 

m r John Tucke Salraey to Be peaid in winter marchenble fish Each Man 

one Quantel for the year insuing. 


[The entries on this page seem to be a continuation of the records of the 
town-meeting of 1764 on p. 61 of the original records.] 

A Jenerel free Voot past amongst the inhabents that Eavery presson or 
pressons that have got a pue in the meating house shall pay three pounds 

♦That is, choose. 

236 Town Records of Gosport, iV, IT. [July 

ould tener to the Counstabel to keep the meating hous in repair for the 
year insuing 

A Jenarel free Voot past amoungst the inhabents that Euery fall of the 
year when m r Run r John Tuck has his wood to Carray horn Euary men 
[who] will not Com that is abel to Com shall pay forty shillings ould tener 

A Jenarel free Voot past amongst the inhabents the m r Sandressons 
salarly for histing the nig twenty pounds ould Tener for the year insuing 


By a leageall Town meating of the freeholders and inhabents of the town 
of gosport Duleay Quallified to Voot - March y e 12 1764 
M r Willam SandressonJ modratorj 
M r Henry Shapley| ton Clark 
M r Willam Holbrook^ Counstabel 
M r Henry Carter Eq r ) 
M r Richard Talphy Eq r >- seeloct men 
M r Josepth muchmore ) 
M r gorg wolphy ) Tidi 
M r Dainel Randel f ±Klmg men 

M r D n willam muchmore ] p i f fi h 
M r willam Holbrook J 

wood sealers — 

M r John Vairel ") 

M r Dainel randel j 

A Jenarel free Voot Past amongst the inhabents of gosport for the Run* 
m r John Tuck salary to be paid in winter marchenble Cod fish Each men 
one Quentel for the year insuing to be paid the Laist of Jun, 

A Jenarel free Voot past amongst the inhabents to Cus tow men to go to 
the Ruv r m r John Tuck to seae wether he was willing to tak one Quentel 
of fish Each men or to take the price of Quentel in ould tenr which he 
answered this that he thought it was Easer to pay the fish than the money 
which he consented to taik the fish for the year insuing 


[At the top of this page are the last nineteen words of the record of the 
meeting of 1766, which are printed in the first foot-note on p. 237.] 

By A leagell Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabents of town of 
gosport Duly Qualfied to Voot to Cus town offorsers for this year March 
y e 9 1767 

Dieken willam muchmore \ modrater| 

Henry Shapley| Town Clark J 

Cap fc Josepth muchmore £ Counstabel \ 

M r Henry Carter Eq r ) 1 , 

M r Richar Talphy Eq r V S ^®° 

M r James Hicky ) 

M r John wolphy ) Tiding 
M r Dainel Randel j men 
M r John Vairel sealer of wood 
Diekn willam muchmore ) 

c Collors of fish 
M r willam Holbrook j 

A Jeneral free Voot past amoungst the inhabents of gosport for Reuent 

m r John Tuck sailery to be paid in winter marchenbel fish Each man one 

Quentel for this year insuing 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, N~. H. 237 


By A leagell Town meating of the freeholders and inhabents of the 

town of gosport duleay Qualified to Voot march 13 th 1766 

M r Willam Sandresson modrater 

Henry Shapley Town \ Clark — 

M r John Vairel^ Counstabel 

M r Henry Carter Eq r ^ 

M r Richard Talphy Eq r >• Seceloct mean 

M r James Hickey J 

M r Dainel Randel ) ^^ men 

M r Jeremy Lord j ° 

M r John Vairel^ Sealer of wood 

Dicken willam muchmore ) n n £ ~ * 

M1 TT n , y Conors 01 fish 

willam Hoolbrok ) 

A Jenarel free vote Past amongst the inhabents of gosport for the Run fc 
m r John Tucke salraey to be paid in winter marchenble fish Each man 
one Quentel for the year insuing 

A Jenarel free Vot of the freeholders and inhabents of the town of 
gosport that M r Henry Carter Eq r M r Richard Talphy Eq r M r James 
Hickey was chossen to get a pettihson Drawn to put into the Cort in order 
to have a Lotery to bill a pear in the town of gosport* 


At a legell Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabents of the town 
of gosport duly Qualfied to Vot to Cus town offorcers for this year march 
y e 22 1769f 

M r James Hickey \ modraiter 

M r Henry Shapley \ Tow[n] Clark 

M r Josepth muchmore ^ 

M 1 ' Richard Talphy jun r > Seceleck men 

M r Geffrey muchmore ) 

M r Samuell Vairell ) ,. ■,. 

M r patrick kinney ) ° 

M r Dieken muchmore 

M r Henry Shapley 

M r John Vairell ) w ■, -, 

iP John Crosbey j W<wd SeaJers 

A Jenerel free Voot paist amoungest the inhabents of gosport for the 
Reuent m r John Tuck sailary to be paid in winter marchantabel fish Each 
man one Quentel for this year insuing. 

*The words, "In order to get a lottre granted them for to have a pear belt [i.e., 
pier built] in the town of gosport," which are found at the top of p. 62 of the original 
records, seem to be a continuation of this record, being a restatement of a part of the 
last sentence. Such a petition to be allowed to establish a lottery for the purpose of 
building " a pier or bason at Gosport " was actually prepared. It was dated 25 June 
1766, and had 77 signatures, which are copied with a few errors by Jenness in his 
History of the Isles of Shoals. Of these names about 45 are those of Shoalers, the 
other signatures being those of friends on shore, and among them are names of great 
weight in the province. The petition was presented 1 July 1766; but not until Aug. 

1767 was permission given to bring in a bill, which was presently passed. In Oct. 

1768 the managers of the Shoals lottery, having sold few tickets, asked the Assembly 
for further directions. It was agreed that owing to the scarcity of money there was 
no prospect of carrying out the project. Early in 1770 Daniel Rogers and other 
managers of the lottery petitioned for an allowance for expenses and charges before 
such money as had come in should be returned to the buyers of tickets. 

t This seems the proper interpretation of the date, which is indistinct and at first 
glance looks much like 1767 ; but the date on p. 62 is very clearly 1767, and that on 
p. 65 is 1768. It was the custom to write first on the right-hand page. 

!■ Collers of fish 

238 Town Records of Gosport, JV. H. [July 


By A leagell Town meating of the freeholders and Inhabents of the 
Town of gosport duly Qualfied to Vote to Cus town offocers fer this year 
march y e 18 1768 

M r James Hickey| modraiter 

M r Henry Shapley £ Town Clark 

M r Henry Shapley^ Cunstabel 

M r Deecken wi 11 muchmore ) 

M r John Vairel > Seceleck men 

M r Jezerimey Lord ) 

M r John Crosbe > . -. 

M r willam Holbrook \ 

M r Deecken wi 11 muchmore ) ,-, n * n * 

W Henry Shapley } Collors of fish 

M r John Vairel ) , , 

W willam Holbrook \ wood sealers 

A Jenerel free Voot past amoungest the inhabents of gosport for the 
Reuent m r John Tuck sailary to be paid in wenter marchentabel fish Each 
man one Quentel for this year insuing. 


A laegell Town Meating of the freeholedrs and Inhabents of the town 
of gosport duley Qualfiead to Voot to Chuse town oiferecess for this year 
March 15 th 1770 

Deeken William Muchemore | Moderater 

Hanary Shapley Sen r Town Clarke £ 

M r John Varrial ) 1 , 
t i, T\/r t. ( oecleeck 

Joseph Muchemore >- ^ 

Richard Talpey ) 

M r James hickeaj Cunstable 

JohnCrosbey ) Tiden 

tnomas Chapel j 

Deeken William Muchemore ) Culers of 

William Holbruck j fish 

M r Danial Randal j Whood 

M r John Varrell j Sealers 

A Jenral free Voot paist amoungest the inhabents of Gosport for the 
Revent M r John Tucke Sailarey to Be payd in Winter Marchentble fish 
Each man one Quantel for this year insuing 


Gosport march y 9 25 1771 

then their was a meating Calld and it was gurned until the 23 day of 

m r Deeken willam muchmore \ modrater 

m r Henry Shapley Town Clark \ 

Gosport Juley 31 [1771 ?] A leagell twon Meeting of the freeholeds and 
Inhabents of the twon of Gosport duley Qualfieead 
Deekn Muchemore^ Moderater 
Joseph Muchemore twon Clarke 
Arter Randl Sen r ") ^ ■. -, 
Edward Vowdy [• ^ e ®° 
george Randl J 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, 1ST. H. 239 

i Tiden Meen 

John Bragg | Cunstabale 

Noumb 1 ' 7 1771 William Rugs Cunstable in Stead of John Bragge 
Danal Randl 
Cone! as Desckeal # 
Deeken Muchemor ) ^^ of figh 
Joseph Muchemore ) 
John Varrel ) Whoo d 
Richard Talphy ) Sealers 


A Jenraiel free Voot past amungst the inhabants of Gosport for the 
Revn fc John Tucke Sailary to be Pay d in Merchentble fish Each man one 
Quantel for this insoing year Juley 31 1771 

Mr. Tucke died August 12, 1773, aged 72.| . 

Gosport June 19 th 1843 Mr. George Lambert with a party of seven 
Came over to Hog Island for the purpose of establishing a fishing station 
for taking blue backs & Pohagen to make oil The party were Geo. Lam- 
bert, Charles Lambert, Silas Lunt, PMward Rogers, Nath 1 A. R. Winder, 
Tho 8 Phillips, Alaan Dodge, W m Plummer — All of Newburyport 

Gosport June 20th 1843 

Jewett B. Eastman came to this Island for the purpose of improveing his 
health, from Epsom N. H. 


At A lea^el Town Meeting of the freeholders and Inhabents of the town 
of Gosport cluley Qualifiyed to Vote to Chuse town off ercers for the in Suemng 
year 1773 this Eaighteen day of March it is Voted that 

William Muchemore | Modrator 

Joseph Muchemor ) Town Clarke 

Edward Vowdey ) 

George Randal >- Seelekt Men 

Jeffrey Muchemore ) 

William Rugs^ Counstanble 

John Crosbey ) ^ Meen 

Benjaman Muchemore ) 

William Muchemore ) ^ -i £ n u 

TT c<1 , > Culears oi nsh 

Hanary bhapley j 

* Presumably Cornelius Driscoll. 

f At first glance this seems to be a contemporaneous record of the death of Mr. 
Tucke. It does not, however, resemble the other records of the time in the character 
of the writing or in the ink used. It is not the writing of the younger Tucke, if the 
entry on p. 73 of the orginal records be in his hand. Nor is it like the writing of Rev. 
Jedidiah Morse on later pages. It does resemble the hand of Josiah Stevens, as it ap- 
pears on p. 99. It has been pointed out elsewhere (Register, vol. 66, p. 299) that on 
15 Aug. 1773 Mr. Tucke recorded the baptism of twins and that the notice of his death 
first appears in the issue of the Neio Hampshire Gazette (Portsmouth) of 3 Sept. 1773. 
An entry in the records of the church at Epsom, N. H., in some measure confirms the 
conclusion reached regarding the time of the death of Mr. Tucke. Mr, J. M. Moses 
of Barnstead, N. H., writes that it was the custom of the younger Tucke during his 
pastorate at Epsom (1761-1774) to administer the communion four times a year, the 
first Sunday in September being one of those appointed times. In 1773 this service 
was held on 3 Oct. instead of 5 Sept., the regular time for it. The preparatory lecture 
was given on the preceding Friday by a neighboring minister and a meeting of the 
church followed. A vote passed at this meeting is entered in the records in the hand- 
writing of the pastor, and he adds : " IN". B. My father's death was the cause of our Sacr 1 
being delayed from the I [i.e., first Sunday] of Sept. till now. Attest J. Tucke Pastor." 
Had the father died on 12 Aug., it Avould probably have been unnecessary to make 
such a postponement. The death of Mrs. Tucke, the mother, is noted in the News- 
Letter of 10 June 1773. 

240 Town Records of Gosport, N". H, [July 

John Varrel ) g^^ of whood 

JDaneal Kancial ) 

John Varrel 

James Hickey is Voted to Repear y e Meeten House 

it is Voted that William Muchemore Hanary Carter Joseph Muchemore 
is Chusen as a Conimtey to Talke with Revrent John Tucke Conserning 
his Salarey 


At* a General Meeting of the Freeholders and other y e Inhabitants of 
Gosport duely Quallify'd to Vote this Twentieth day of October 1773 ac- 
cording to JNotihcation by the Select Men of said Town 

Henery Carter Esq r being chosen Moderator 

It was then and there Unanimously Voted that Cap* Joseph Muchamore, 
M r James Hickey, M r William Rugg, M r Edward Vowdey, M r Jaffrey 
Muchamore, M r Richard Randall and M r George Randall be a Committee 
to Examine all the former Lists which have been Committed to the several 
Constables since the Reverend M r John Tucke Deceas'd has been Ordained 
a Minister of the Gospell in Gosport aforesaid to Collect his Rates and to 
Settle with all said Constables and receive of them or the Persons in their 
said Lists all the Rates which remain unpaid also to Collect the Rates for 
the last year which remain unpaid and if these Collections from said Con- 
stables and other Persons shoud not be sufficient to satisfy the Debt which 
is due to the Estate of said Tucke Deceased The afores d Committee are 
hereby fully Authoriz'd and Impower'd to Collect from the Inhabitants of 
said Town what further Sum may be necessary to discharge said Debt with 
the Rev d M r John Tucke Administrator to said Estate and make a final 
Settlement with him on the best Terms that s d Committee and s d Adminis- 
trator can agree upon and Pay said Debt and Obtain s d Administrators 
Discharge for the Same. 

Attest Joseph Muchemore Town Clearke 


Gosport October 21 1773 Receved of Capt n Joseph Muchemore James 
Hickey William Rugg Edward Vowdey Jaffrey Muchemore & Richard 
Randal their Two Noats of hand of this Date for Seventy Five Qtals of 
good Jmaco [i.e., Jamaica] fish each which togather with the Amount of 
the Last years Salary which I am to Receive of M r William Rugg and 
what has been already received of Sundry Owners by me and my Father 
John Tucke Deceased is in full of my said Fathers Salary from the Town 
of Gosport afore said 

W T itness John Tucke Administrator 

Beni : Parker 


This is to Notifie the freeholders and other the inhabitants of Star Island 
alias Gosport duely Qualifyd to Vote that they meet togather at the meet- 
ing House on said Star Islund on Monday next the twentey fourth day of 
Jenvarey to gave M r Shor [Shawf] a Call to Settel amng us in the worke 
of the Minstrey 

* The markedly careful form of this record suggests that it was prepared under the 
supervision of the younger Tucke or of Mr. Parker, whom he may have brought 
over to aid in settling the estate of his father. 

f Mr. Jeremiah Shaw, who, as appears below, preached at Gosport intermittently for 
nearly two years. According to Carter's Native Ministi-y of New Hampshire he was 
born at Hampton in 1747. He was graduated at Harvard in 1767. In 1779 he was or- 
dained pastor at Moulton borough and died in office there in 1834. 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JST. H. 241 

Dated at Star Island Edward Vowdey ~) ^ , 

the 24 th Jenvarey 1774 Jeffrey Muchemore >• ™ 

Joseph Muchemore Town Clarke george Randal ) J 

At a general Meeting of the Freeholders and other the inhabitants of 
Star Island alies Gosport duely Qualifyd to Vote this twentey first day of 
febuarey 1774 According to Notification given under the hands of the Select 
Men febury the Eaighteen 1774 

M r William Holbruck being Chosen Moderator the Question being askd 
at the said meeting by the moderator wether it wose their minds to make 
choice of M r Jeremiah Shaw to preach among us in Case he should accept 
And it pass d in the affermative 

It was also Voted to gave M r Jeremiah Shaw Seven pounds lawfull 
money per month the full Tarme of Eaight month and two thirds of said 
money to be pay d in six month from the date heof 


It was also Voted that M r John Varrell Joseph Muchemore William 
Holbrucke Edward Vowdey and Jeffrey Muchemore be a Committee to 
Settel with M r Jeremiah Shaw. 

William Holbrucke Moderator 
Joseph Muchemore Town Clarke 

Gosport February 21 st 1774 Received of mess rs John Varrell Joseph 
Muchemore William Holbroocke Edward Vowdey and Jaffry Muchemore 
of s d Gosport Fisheren there Not of Hand of this date for Fifty Six pound 
lawfull money wich when paid will be in full for my Salary for preaching 
at Said Gosport from the Twelfth Instant to the Twelfth day of October 

According to my Agrement this Day 

Benj a Parker g Jeremiah Shaw 

Edward Varrell 


At a general Meeting of the Freeholders and other y e Inhabitants of the 
Town of Gosport alias Stare Jsland duly Qualified to Vote This foure- 
theenth Day of March-1774 According to a Notification given Under 
the Select Mens hands. 

Mr. Th 3 Chappell being Chosen Moderator 

M r Jo n Varrel ) gel 

M r Joseph Muchemore >• M 

M r Benj Rendel ) iien 

M r Richard RendallJ Constable 

M r Edwar Correar and ) Titheing 

M r Roborth Caswell j Men 

M r henery Shapley S r & ) Collers of 

M r William Holebrooke } fish 

M r Jo 11 Crosby and ) Sealers 

M r Sam 1 Weber j of wood 

William Rugg Town Clarke 

It is also Voted that Every man that Got a pew shall pay three Shillings 
and sixpence for y e y r Insuing for histing y e flag [faded] Meeting House 

242 Toion Records of Gosport, iV". IT. [July 

[78] _ ] 

1775 March oth that M r Shaw did begin to prech for us at Gosport the 
Second time when he got Well of his Sickness 

May 17 M r Jerramiah Shaw and famaly mooved from Us again 

Septemb r y e 10th he Did preach y e third time 

September 5-1785 Thomas Shaw begun to Keep Scool @ £2 : 8 par 
month and found Loging and board 

[79] j 

March 11 1775 

At a general meeting of the Freehoulders andother The Inhabbitants 
of the Town of Gasport Allias Stare Island Duly Quallified to Vote this 
11 Day of March 1775 Ace 'ding to the Notification Given Und r the 
SelectMens hands -j- to Chuse town officers 

M r Th s Chappie Moderator 

M r Joseph Muchomore 

M r Jo 11 Varrel and M r Mark Walton 
Select Men Chosen 

M r George Rendle Chosen Constable 

M r Henery Andros and ) Thithing Men 

M r Benjemen Muchomore j Chosen 

William Rugg Chosen Town Clerke 

M r Henery Shaply and M r W m Muchomore 
Chosen Collors of fish 

M r Edward Voudy and M r W m Wholebrook 
Chosen Seelers of Wood 

for his ting the flag to Henery Andres 20/ 

It is also agreed that Jeremiah Shaw should have Eighty foure pounds 
lawfull mony 

[The first part of the page is much besmoked and hard to read. It 
seems to record the marriage of John Mutchimore* and Abigail. A very 
dim 1690 (?) may indicate the year of her birth.] 

Thear Children Mary Mutchimore Born [illegible] 1716 

John Mutchimore Born 1717 

Sarah Mutchimore Born May y e 22 [?] 1720 [?] 
Henery Mutchimore Born Decem r y e [illegible'] 1722 [?] 
Abigail Mutchimore Born Octob r y e 8 th 1727 
Jacob Mutchimore Born Decemb r 18 th 1730 

The Children of Rich d# & Amee Mutchimore 
viz Nathan 11 Mutchimore Born July 17 th 1718 
Elizabeth Mutchimore D° February 2 1720 
Will m Mutchimore Born June y e 21 st 1725 

Will™* & Sarah Mutchimores Child 11 

his birth January 27 1703 her Birth March — 1704 
DD [i. e., died?] May y e 9 th 1737f 

* John, Richard, and William were sons of John and Anne Muchmore. John, Sr., 
'died in Feb. 1717/18. 

f The death of Sarah Muchmore about three Aveeks after the birth of a son William, 
not recorded here. For baptism of this William see Register, vol. 66, p. 153. The 

husband (Deacon Muchmore), perhaps nine months later, married Joanna of 

Salisbury, and seven children of this second marriage appear in the church record of 
baptisms (ib., pp. 154, 209, 211, 213, 214, 216, 217). 

1913] Town Records of Gosport, JSF. II. 243 

born viz 

Sarah Mutchimore Born June 26 th 1726 
Richard Mutchimore D° May the 2 d 1728 
Joseph Mutchimore D° Octob r y e 26 th 1730 
Barnard Mutchimore D° february 24 th 1733 
Rachell Mutchimore D° March 16 1735 

Ambrose & Sarah* Downs 

her age born at Gosport January 10 th 1710 

their Children born Viz. 

Jacob Down Born July y e 23 d 1729 

W m . Down August y e '7 th 1731 Deceased December 15 th 1735 

Ambrose Down August y e 8 th 1733 Deceased December 22 d 1735 

Sarah Down June y e 8 th 1735 

Pricilla Down Jan: y e 18 th 1738 

Mary Down January y e 9 th 1740 

Ambrose Downf [illegible'] 

William Down August y e 12 th 1744 


[A faded record of a Sanderson family, evidently the children of William 
and Mary Sanderson, according to the baptismal records of the Church of 


[illegible] Aug 3 1713 

[Mary?] b. July 28 1715$ 

[illegible] June y e 13 1717 

Elizabeth Sanderson February y e 17 1719 

John Sanderson January y e 3 1721 

Peter Sanderson March' y e 28 1723 

Sam 11 Sanderson April y e 18 1725 

Keziah [?] Sanderson July the 10 th 1727 

Sarah Sanderson June y e 3 d 1729 

Moses Sanderson May the 28 th 1731 

Susanna Sanderson June y e 8 th 1733 dd July y e 11 th 1733 

Thomas Sanderson July the 31 8t 1734 died August y e 5 tb 1736 

Thomas Sanderson Decern y e 2 d 1736 

The Children of Jeffery & Marcy Currier 
John Currier Born March y e 3 d 1718 
Jeffery Currier Born July y e 19 th 1719 
Sarah Currier Born Septem y e 10 th 1721 

The Children of Samuell & Sary Currier 
Samuell Currier Born March y e 29 1737§ 

* From the proximity of the records it seems probable that this is the Sarah Much- 
more who is noted in the will of John as the sister of the above-mentioned John, 
Richard, and William. If this be true, she married later, 1754, Geoffrey Currier (Reg- 
ister, vol. 66, p. 146). 

t Presumably the Ambrose who was baptized 11 Apr. 1742. 

^The Mary of this family was baptized 4 Sept. 1715. As this baptism was at New 
Castle, or performed by a minister from. there (Register, vol. 66, p. 300), the name 
would seem to fit this case. The birth of 1713 may be that of the Martha Sanderson 
who married John Clary 4 Oct. 1731. Some of these children do not appear in the 
lists of baptisms, probably because of early death. 

§ The church book records the baptism, 17 Apr. 1737, of "Samuel Son of Samuel 
Currier & of Abigail his Wife." (Register, vol. 66, p. 153.) Samuel Currier lived 
on Hog Island, so that unfavorable weather might have delayed the baptism. 


244 Town Records of Gosport, JSF. H. [July 


The Children of Robert and Mary Kerswell 

Sarah Kerswell Born July y e 29 th 1711 

Robert Kerswell D° Novemb r 15 th 1713 

Will" 1 Kerswell D° July 13 th 1716 

Tho 9 Kerswell D° July 16 th 1719 

Rich d Kerswell D° Decem br 28 th 1721 

Mary Kerswell D° Novenib r 4 th 1724 
by her 2 (i husband [i. e., Dennis Condry] 

Tyiriothy Condre Decem br 25 ,h 1731 

The Children of Mathew & Sarah Vowdy 
Mary Vowdy born March 8 th 1730 
Elias Vowdy born March 4 th 1731* 

An Account of the Bathes [Births] of their children and their Selfs 
Henry Shapley S r Born Feb r y e 5 : 1726 
Elesbeth Shapley S r Born Nov r y e 27 : 1726 
Henry Carter Shapley Born Ap rl y e 19 : 1748 
Ruben Shapley Born Apirel y e 12 : 1750 
Elizebeth Shapley Born October y e 19 : 1751 
Edword Shapley Born Jun- y e 5 : 1753 
James Shapley Born Feb r y e 19- 1755 
Sary Shapley Born Feb r y e * 12 1757 
John Shapley Born Feb* y e 8 1759 
Mary Sandres Shapleyf born Apirel y e \_illegible] 
James Shapley Born March y e 29 1763 
Robard Shapley Born Jenevary y e 20 1765 


Gosport May y e 23 d 1767 then was born Benjamin Carter Shapley % 
Gospert febu ry y e 25 1769 then was born mary Sandres Shapley? 

. [86] 

Joseph Muchemore and marey His wife mared Septm br 7 th 1756§ 
the Baths of Joseph Muchemore & Mary Muchemore Children 
Hanary Carter Muchemore Born March y e 22 1764 
Debrah Muchemore Born May 30 1766 
Moley Muchemore Born May 30 1766 tha [they ?] Diead Juley Eaight 

Moley Muchemore Born October y e 2 1767 

Joseph Muchemore Born Augs fc 17 1770 & Diead Septmb 7 1770 
Joseph Muchemore the Second Born May 10 th 1772 

Aug* 10 th 1800 

Thamas Mace|| was married to Hannah Rendall both of Gosport alias Star 
Island, by Jed h morse V.D.M. 

* 1731/2. He was baptized 12 Apr. 1732 (Register, vol. 66, p. 303). Early in Mar. 
1737/8 Vowdy married the widow Lydia Currier. The Church Records name eight chil- 
dren of this union. 

fThe Church Records give her baptism on 26 Apr. 1761. 

+ In the baptismal record these also are entered as children of Henry and Elizabeth 

§ The Church Records (Register, vol. 66, p. 146) give the marriage as 5 Sept. 1756. 

I] Probably the Thomas Mace who was baptized 22 Sept. 1765 (Register, vol. 66, 
p. 225). 

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Richard Rendell* was married to Nabby Robison, both of Gosport, by Jed b 

Morse V.D.M. 

The two couple above mentioned had been published eight or ten years 
(but not married) & cohabited together since, & had each a number of 
children. Mr. Mace had been formerly married to another woman who 
had left him, & cohabited with her uncle, by whom she has a number of 
children. No regular Divorce had been obtained. Considering the peculiar 
deranged state of the people on these islands, & the ignorance of the parties, 
it was thought expedient, in order as far as possible to prevent future sin, 
to marry them 


[A mixed entry consisting in part of a record of a town-meeting and in 
part of an account of the Rugg family, and some of this is scratched off. 
The two entries separated read as below.] 

At the Day of the Date hereof You Are to Notife the Inhabitans that 
may appear to Town Meeting on Munday Next to Chose town officers and 
Regulate town affairs and all other it is voted that Jo 11 Varrel and Jo n 
Crosby to repaire the meeting house it is voted that thy shall have fifty 
pounds for Thy'r troble and found Every thing for them at the Cost Shall 
Be paid By W m [Rugg?] the Constable By ordere of the Select Men; 
pay Michal Williams ord r fifty pound pay Jo n Sanders six pound being 
his bill, pay Unto Tho 8 Dil worth Twenty Nine pounds par Note Joyners 
bill thirty foure pounds Manlys bill Sixteen Shillings \_No date is apparent.] 

William Rugg and Mary his Wife Theire Childrens Ages 

1767 Octb 1 Betty And Ellinor Twin Dafthors to W m Rugg and 

Mary Ware Baptized @ Three Davs oldf 
1769[?] Decemb r 7th[?] William Rugg J r W[as] Baptizd [at] Old Yorke 
1772 May 31.St Molly Rugg Was Baptizd Gosport— Daf tor of William 

and Mary 
February 10. 1782 John Mace Rugg Was Born 
July 7 1782 John Mace Rugg Baptized By the Reverend Samuel 

Huchens of Lee 
Novemb 1 ' 18. 1780 Robborth Bragg $ Was Born 
July 7 1782 Baptiz'd By the Reverend Samuel Huchens of Lee 

William Rugg Clerk 


Gosport N H George Randall Departed this life July the 7 1855 Aged 
About 75 years-§ 


[An entry in the hand of the Rev. J. Morse.] 

1799 Sept The Reverend Jacob Emerson of Reading (Mass) visited 
the Isles of Shoals, by desire & at the expence of " The Society for propa- 
gating the Gospel among the Indians & others in North America," estab- 
lished at Boston, and spent three Months on the Isles, preached thirteen 
sabbaths & taught a small school. 

* Probably the Richard Randal who was baptized 17 Mnr. 1771 (Register, vol. 66, 
p. 297). Nabby is the Abigail who was baptized 15 Aug. 1773. 

fin the Church Records (Register, vol. 66, p. 295) the date of these baptisms is 1 
Nov., possibly a belated entry. 

X From the general carefulness of Rugg's entries it seems that this child was a Bragg, 
not a Rugg. 

§ The entry on p. 446 differs somewhat from this. He was probably the father-in- 
law of William Robinson (p. 164). 

246 Town Records of Gosport, JST. IT, [July 

The Society were induced to send Mr Emerson to these Islands by a 
letter communicated to them from Dudley A. Tyng Esq. of Newburyport, 
describing in a most affecting manner the destitute & wretched situation 
of the inhabitants as to religious & moral instruction. 

1800 Aug @ th The Rev d Jedidiah Morse of Charlestown, near Boston, 
arrived at the Isles of Shoals. He was sent by the Society for propa- 
gating the Gospel to enquire into the state of the people of these isles as 
to the expediency of sending a Missionary or Schoolmaster to that place. 
He was furnished by the Society & other benevolent persons with the fol- 
lowing books to be distributed among the inhabitants viz. 

Furnished by the Society for propagating the Gospel 

6 Bibles, 12 Testaments, 24 Spelling books, 12 Primers, 12 Little Truths, 
8 Wall Catechisms, 

6 Doddridge's Sermons to young people, 

4 " Rise and Progress. 

By Dudley A. Tyng Esq. 3 Psalm books. 

By J. Morse. 12 Deven's Sermons on y e Witness of y e Spirit, 3 Cum- 
mins Sermons, 2 Friendly Visits in the house of mourning, 1 Morse's 
Elements of Geog y 3 Morse's Sermon on y e death of Mr. Russel, 4 Address 
of Convention 


Mr. Morse spent five days on the Islands, preached four times to the in- 
habitants, catechised their children, & distributed the books committed to 
his care. He found on Smutty Nose Island three families, viz. Mr. Samuel 
Haley S r & his two sons Sam 1 Haley Jun r and John Haley. In these three 
families were 20 souls. 

On Star Island alias Gosport he found 15 families containing in all 92 
souls, the most of them in a state of great poverty and wretchedness such 
as to force the tear of commiseration, & draw from the human heart every 
effort to afford relief.* 

He baptized the following children, viz. 

Aug. 10, 1800 
Susannah, & Harriet Caroline, children of John Haley & Mary his 

Benjamin Pierce Son of Benj n Rendell & Wife Polly 
Stephen, son of William Pierce & Elizabeth his Wife 

James > Children of John Newton & Sarah his Wife 
Judah Mace,$ daughter of James Shapley & Mercy his Wife 

T ^ >• Children of James Shapley & wife 
James ) r J 

Betsey Daughter of W m Rendell & Sally his Wife 

* Hog Island, now called Appledore, was entirely deserted at this time. Early in 
the Revolutionary War Massachusetts, to which Hog Island belonged, was able to 
cause all the inhabitants of this island to remove to the main. New Hampshire en- 
deavored to clear Star Island in the same way, but without success. 

f A hint as to the ages of these children may be found in the U. S. Oracle of the Day 
(Portsmouth), 20 Dec. 1800, where appears as a recent death at the Shoals " Miss Phebe 
Newton aged 11." 

% If this be the child noted on p. 29, the name should be Judith. 

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Daniel \ 

Eliphalet ( Children of the above Wm. Rendell & Sally 

Richard f his Wife. 

Christopher Beverage / 



Edward) Children of Samuel Caswell & Betsey his Wife* 




Hannah ) Chndren of Thomas Mace & Hannah his Wife 
Henry j 

Sally Doane [Down?]- for herself [i.e., adult baptism] daughter of 

Edward Doane & Hetty his Wifef 

Edward fer himself 

John 1 " 61 } Children of Edwd Doane & Hett y his wife 
Henry ) 

William! V- Children of Richard Randall & Nabby his Wife 
John! ) 

State of New Hampshire- Rockingham ss- Isles of Shoals alias Gosport 
Sept 27 1837 

Mr William S. Randall was married to Mrs Catherine Caswell both 
of Gosport Star Island by Origen Smith§£ Minister 
August 16 th 1838 Mr Job Randall was married to Miss Louiza Randall 
both of Gosport, by me according as the law directs 

Origen Smith \ Minister 
Birth of Children as follows 

Charles W. M. Randall Dec 7 th 1839 
Jacob P. Randall -May 7 th 1841 


Novemb r 16 1786 I have Warted And bind ok [ ? or oks] || 

By Me as in Behalf of Runivedb W m Rugg Clarke 




Eabraim X Mathias 

* Apparently the children recorded on p. 31. If so, Micah should be Michael, as also 
appears from the marriage to Dorcas Green in 1816 (p. 31). Tammy was possibly already 
dead or ashore. In 1826 a Tammy Caswell of Gosport married Robert Robinson (of 
Rye?). If our Tammy, she was 37 years old. 

f Probably the Edward and Mehetabel Downe who were married 24 Dec. 1772 
(Register, vol. 66, p. 148). 

X The William R. and John F. of other records. 

| The Rev. Origen Smith was at Gosport until the latter part of the year 1842, when 
poor health obliged him to withdraw. It is curious that this man and Reuben Smith, 
whose family was here for a time about 1735 but belonged in Hampton Falls (they also 
were not real Shoalers), are the only bearers of the name who appear in the records of 
the Shoals, as dwelling there, since the so-called discovery of the islands bv Capt. John 
Smith in 1614. 

|| This entry seems to refer to watering an ox and putting him in a stall or bin ; but 
whose ox, and why ? Ayers is otherwise unknown. Mathias is possibly the Abraham 
Matthews who was baptized 30 Dec. 1750. (Register, vol. 66, p. 217.) 

248 Genealogical Research in England [July 

In the year 1775, after the American Revolutionary War commenced, 
the prosperity of these Islands began to decline. Many of the most wealthy 
& respectable inhabitants through fear of the enemy, left the Island, & 
never returned. After the death of that worthy & good man the Rev d Mr 
Tooke, the Rev d Jeremiah Shaw preached here a great part of the years 
1774 & 1775. Since that time the inhabitants have had only occasional 
preaching. Towards the close of the war Mr Tooke's house was taken 
down, & carried to Old York by his Son in law. And about the year 1790 
some of the people of the baser sort, not having the fear of God before their 
eyes pulled down, & burnt the Meeting house, which was a neat & convenient 
building, & had been greatly useful not only as a place for religious wor- 
ship, but as a land mark for seamen approaching this part of the coast. 
The special judgments of Heaven seem to have followed this piece of 
wickedness, to those immediately concerned in it, who seem since to have 
been given up to work all manner of wickedness with greediness.* 

[To be continued] 


Contributed by Miss Elizabeth French, and communicated by tbe Committee on 

English Research 

[Continued from page 180] 


[The following records disclose four generations of the ancestry of Maj. 
William Hathorne of Salem, Mass., and his brother John Hathorne, whose 
parentage was proved by Henry F. Waters, Esq., in Register, vol. 38, 
pp. 201-204, April, 1884.] 

The Will of James Hothorne of Bray, co. Berks, 22 March [no year 
given either of making or of proving the will, but it is registered with the 
wills for 1559 and 1560]. To be buried in the churchyard of Bray "by 
my auncetors." To my brother John Hothorne a quarter of barley and 
half a quarter of wheat, and to his son Thomas 24s. To my brother 
Henry Hothorne £3, a steer, a pair of sheets, and half my pewter and 
barley unbequeathed. To my sister Elizabeth £3, a cow, a heifer, and half 
my pewter and barley unbequeathed. To my sister Alice Vano' a quarter 
of barley, half a quarter of wheat, and a cow, and to her three children, 
Joas [Joyce], Thomas, and Henry, 24s. each at eighteen or marriage. To 
the poor at my burial 40s. To my sister Finche's daughter Jane 20s. at 
eighteen or marriage, and if she die before that time, reversion to the rest 
of my sister Finche's children, Jone, Alis, and Christian. To my brother 
William an ox, a quarter of barley, one half a quarter of wheat, and a pair 
of sheets. To Robrd Martyne 5s. Executor : my brother William. In- 
ventory £25. 6s. 8d. Proved by the executor [no date]. (Archdeaconry of 
Berks, vol. C, fo. 71.) 

The Will of Roberte Hothorn of Bray, co. Berks, 24 January 
1561/2. To be buried in the churchyard of Bray. To the poor at my 
burial 40s. To Roberte Martyn a buckskin dublet. To George Hatche 

* This entry is in the handwriting of Mr. Morse. 

19x3] Genealogical Research in England 249 

the joiner a coat. To Jeffery of Cluar a jacket. To William Hunden 
all such debts as he oweth me. To my brother John Hothorn my working- 
tools. To Robert Bishopp and James Bishopp a bullock each. To P^liza- 
beth Bishopp and Jone Bishopp a cow and a lamb each. To my sister 
Finche's four daughters, Jane, Jone, Alice, and Christian, 3s. 4d. each. 
To my brother John Hothorn's two children, Thomas and William, 3s. 4d. 
each. To my brother Thomas Hothorn's five children, William, Christo- 
pher, Thomas, John, and Jane, 3s. 4d. each. To my sister Alice Hothorn's 
three children, Joyce, Thomas, and Henry, 3s. 4d. each. To each of my 
godchildren 12d. To my brother William Hothorne a heifer. To my 
brother John Hothorn, to Henry Hothorn, and Elizabeth Hothorn a steer 
each. To Jone Finch [a steer] of three years old. To Alice Winch and 
Agnes Nortrugs a sheep each. My wife Elizabeth to be executrix. My 
satin doublet to be sold and the money given to the poor. Witnesses : 
Thomas Finche and Alice his wife, John Welles and Jone his wife, and 
one Nortrrugs wife. Inventory £66. 15s. 5d. Proved 22 March 1563/4 
by the executrix. (Archdeaconry of Berks, vol. E, fo. 295.) 

Administration on the goods of Thomas Hothorne of East Ockeley 
in the parish of Bray was granted 16 January 1565/6 to Joanne, his relict. 
Inventory "Ciiij xxl1 ij s ." (Archdeaconry of Berks, Act Book 1, fo. 128.) 

The Will of Jone Hawthorne of Eastockley of the parish of Bray, 
co. Berks, widow, 28 June 1577 \_sic~], 17 Elizabeth. # To be buried in 
the parish church of Bray. To the Cathedral Church of Sarum 2d. To 
the parish church of Bray 5s. For a sermon at my burial 6s. 8d. To 
Jone Hawthorne, daughter of my son William Hawthorne, a cow and one 
mather which I had of Thomas Hawthorn, my father-in-law. To my sons 
Christopher Hathorn and Thomas Hathorne £30 each at marriage or 
within one year after my decease, and to each a bed furnished, household 
goods and pewter, a cow, ten sheep, and three quishings. To my son John 
Hathorne £30 at marriage or twenty-six years of age, a bed furnished, a 
dozen of pewter, household goods, a cow, ten sheep, and three quishings. 
To my daughter Jane Winch a cow, a chest and its contents, and three 
quishings. If Christopher, Thomas, or John die before receiving his por- 
tion, reversion to the survivors. To each godchild 20d. £3 and twelve 
bushels of wheat to be distributed at my burial. My well-beloved William 
Hawthorne, my son, and William Winch, my son-in-law, to be overseers, 
and to each 10s. To Henry Sou thy three sheep. Executor: my son 
Richard Powney. Proved 1 April 1577 by the executor. (Archdeaconry 
of Berks, vol. G, fo. 75.) 

The Will of Thomas Hawthorne of Bray, co. Berks, yeoman, 6 July 
1616. To be buried in the churchyard of Bray. To my son William one 
acre of maslyn lying at the lynche in Ockly field. To Marie Smythe, 
daughter of Joane Smythe, and to Elizabeth Holloway 20s. each. I make 
my wife Marie sole executrix, and give to her my house and land for life, 
except six acres of arrable and meadow given by deed. [Signed] The 
m'ke of the said Thomas Hawthorne. Witnesses : Ro : Fynche, John 
Page, and Henry Powney. Proved 2 October 1616 by Marie Hawthorne, 
widow, the relict and executrix. Inventory £96. 3s. (Archdeaconry of 
Berks, vol. L, fo. 624.) 

* 28 June, 17 Elizabeth, was 28 June 1575. 

250 Genealogical llesearch in England [July 

The Will of William Hathorne the elder of the parish of Bray, co. 
Berks, yeoman, 13 September 1620. My body to be buried in the church- 
yard of Bray near unto the place where my father was buried. I give 
unto Anne my wife for the term of her life, if she remain so long unmar- 
ried, the use and occupation of my messuage and house with appurtenances 
where I now dwell and of all my other lands and tenements in Bray 
(except six acres of arrable land which I purchased of Robert Bishopp) and 
all the rents and profits thereof and firewood and timber for keeping the 
houses in reparation. To Nathaniell Hathorne my son 10s., to be paid in 
one year after my decease. To each of the five children of Joane Winch 
my daughter, that is Richard, Joane, John, George, and Judeth Winch, 
5s. To Elizabeth Dellar my daughter £10, a cow, and two ewes and 
lambs, and to every one of her six children, namely Anne, Richard, 
Margaret, Elizabeth, Joane, and Jane Dellar, 5s. each. To my daughter 
Mary Bishopp 10s., and to her sons Robert and George Bishopp 5s. each. 
To my daughter Anne Winch 10s. To William Hathorne my son 10s., 
and to every one of his five children, William, Anne, Joane, Elizabeth, 
and Robert Hathorne, 5s. each. I will that there be left as standards in 
this house wherein I now dwell the glass upon all the windows, one cup- 
board, one table, one little form, one settle, and all the benches, painted 
clothes, and backs of wainscott in the parlor, all the benches and shelves 
in the little buttery, all the benches, the back of wainscott, and the little 
settle by the chimney in the hall, one " firre " chest bound with iron and 
one latten basin in the loft over the hall, one powdering trough with two 
bands of iron and one chopping block in the milkhouse, all the scaffold in 
the applehouse, one moulding board, one bin to put meal in in the bake- 
house, the mill and all things thereto belonging in the millhouse, all the 
racks, mangers, planks, " plaunces," and chaff pen in the stable, all the planks 
in the wheat barn, one joined bedstead which standeth in the loft over the 
parlor, and one settle of wainscott, one table with tressles, one form with 
the benchs, and back of wainscott in the hall at my house in Binfeyld. To 
every of my godchildren 12d. each. All the residue of my goods and 
chattels unbequeathed, debts, legacies, and funeral expences discharged, 
I give to Anne my wife, and make her sole executrix. Overseers : Wil- 
liam Mountague of Boveney and George Byshopp my son-in-law, and to 
each 10s. [No witnesses.] By me [Signed] Williame Hathorne the 
elder. Sealed with a ring engraved IT. W. \_sic\ Proved 1 July 1626. 

A commission was issued 26 June 1626 to Edward Boughen, vicar of 
Bra}r, to administer the oath to Anne Hawthorne the executrix. This 
commission was endorsed 28 June 1626 to the effect that Anne Hawthorne, 
the relict, widow, and executrix of William Hawthorne y e elder of Bray, 
yeoman, had taken the oath. Inventory taken 22 June 1626 by George 
Byshopp, John Lawrence, and William Powney of Bray, yeomen, shows 
goods amounting to £194. 0s. 10d., among other things enumerated being 
" a Bible with other Books," a carpet, painted clothes [to hang on the wall 
like tapestry], a halbert, a sword, a musket with furniture, one and a half 
dozen silver spoons, and £30 in money. Goods are enumerated in the 
bakehouse, washhouse, milkhouse, applehouse, millhouse, workhouse, and 
carthouse. The bees, poultry, cows, sheep, pigs, and horses were valued 
at £54. lis. Id. (Archdeaconry of Berks, original will, 1626.) 

The Will of Anne Hathorne of Bray, co. Berks, widow, 25 July 
1626. To be buried near the place where my late husband was buried. 
To the poor of Bray three score dozen of bread, to be distributed at my 

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ourial. To my eldest son William Hathorne the court cupboard standing 
in my parlor with two cupboard cloths, a long cart, two dung carts, and 
two pair of wheels. To my daughter Elizabeth Dellar my best gown and 
kerchiefs. To my daughter Mary Bishopp my best saddle cloth. To my 
granddaughter Ann Hathorne my longest tablecloth, one dozen napkins, 
and three pair of sheets. To every one of my children's children, namely, 
my grandchildren that shall be living at my death, a silver spoon of near 
10s. in value, except my godchildren which hath had spoon of me all- 
ready. To every other of my godchildren 12d. epch. To my two servants 
5s. each. All the residue of my goods and chattels unbequeathed, my 
debts paid, funeral expenses discharged, and this my will performed, to 
my son Nathaniel Hathorne and my sons-in-law George Bishopp, Richard 
Winche, and Richard Dellar, whom I make my executors. [Signed] Anne 
hathorne. [Sealed with the ring with which her husband sealed his will.] 
Witnesses : Henry Powney, Robert Bishopp, and [the mark of] Nicholas 
Pilcher. Proved 14 March 1626/7 by the executors. 

A commission was issued 21 February 1626/7 to Edward Boughen, 
vicar of Bray, to swear the executors, which was endorsed 12 March 
1626/7 to the effect that they had taken the oath. Inventory taken 12 
February 1626/7 by William Powney and Richard Martyne of Bray, yeo- 
men. (Archdeaconry of Berks, original will, 1626.) 

[Abstracts of the five following wills have been printed previously, but to 
make the pedigree clear brief abstracts of them are given here.] 

The Will of William Hathorne of Binfield, co. Berks, yeoman, 18 
May 1650. Son Robert. Brother-in-law John Lawrence. Eldest son 
William Hathorne. Son John Hathorne (if he be living), his wife, and 
children. Son Nathaniel Hathorne. Youngest son Edmond Hathorne. 
Daughter Elizabeth, wife of M r Richard Davenporte. Daughter Anne, 
wife of Hugh Smith, and her daughter Elizabeth. Robert, Sara, Anne, 
and Katherine, children of son-in-law Philip Lee. Lands at Oakely 
Green, Bray. Executrix : wife Sara Hathorne. Witnesses : John Sow- 
they als Hayle, Thomas Dyer, and Robert Southey als Hayle. Proved 2 
May 1651 by the executrix. (P. C. C., Grey, 87.) [For longer abstract 
see Register, vol. 38, p. 201.] 

The Will of Edmund Hathorne of London, yeoman, 15 June 1652. 
Mother Sara Hathorn. Sister Anne, wife of Hugh Smith. Brothers 
Robert and Nathaniel Hathorn. Lands and a house at Oakley Green, 
parish of Bray. John Hanscombe, a servant belonging to Gresham Col- 
lege, London. Ann Hawkins, my master's servant. Witnesses : Ann 
Webster [mark], John Warner, scr., clerk of the parish of St. Helens 
within Bishopsgate, London. Proved 26 June 1652. (P. C. C, Bowyer, 
134.) [Much briefer abstract in Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 17, p. 54.] 

The Will of Nathaniel Hathorne of Cookham, co. Berks, gentleman, 
27 September 1652. Lands in Somerset, Devon, and Berks. My four 
brothers-in-law, Thomas Loggins, John Whistler, Ralphe Whistler, and 
Thomas Whistler, gentlemen. My three own sisters, Elizabeth, Mary, 
and Anne, and John Laurence, the husband of Anne. Son-in-law William 
Mattingly and Jone his wife. Kinsman William Eldridge and Judith his 
wife. Anne Winche, wife of nephew John Winch. Nephew William 
Winche. Mentions a deed making provision for the education and main- 
tenance of all my children. Kinsmen Dr. Daniel Whistler of Gresham 

252 Genealogical Research in England [July 

College and John Winche of London, haberdasher, overseers. Wife 
Martha, executrix. Witnesses : John Hathorne and Margaret Louduin. 
Proved 29 July 1654 by the executrix. (P. C. C, Alchin, 251.) [For 
longer abstract see Register, vol. 38, p. 203, and cf. ib., vol. 56, p. 204.] 

The Will of Sara Hathorne of Binfield, co. Berks, widow, 5 Septem- 
ber 1 655. Son Robert Hathorne. Daughter Anne, wife of Hugh Smith. 
Grandchildren Anne Lee and Katherine Lee, " and to all the residue of 
my grandchildren that is to say," Sara Hathorne, Elizabeth Hathorne and 
Elizabeth Hathorne, Susanna Hathorne, Nathaniel Hathorne, William 
Smith and Elizabeth Smith.* Anne Middleton, my late servant. Exec- 
utor : son Nathaniel Hathorne. Witnesses : John Yonges and Henrie 
Otwaie. Proved 14 March 1655/6 by the executor. (P. C. C, Berkley, 
34.) [For longer abstract see Register, vol. 38, p. 202.] 

The Will of Robert Hathorne the elder of Bray, co. Berks, yeoman, 
15 February 1689/90. Son Robert Hathorne the younger, yeoman, of 
Bray. Witnesses : John Harwood, Thomas Harwood, and Adlard Welbye. 
Proved 16 February 1691/2. (P. C. C, Fane, 49.) [Cf. Register, 
vol. 38, p. 68.] 

Hathorne Entries in the Parish Registers of Binfield, 

co. Berks 

Baptisms, 1551-1690 f 

1552 Richard Hothorne 17 August. 

1554 John Horthorne 23 June. 

1556$ Hugge Horthorne 15 March. 

1566 Catherine Hothorne 25 April. 

1568 Margaret Hothorne 11 October. 

1571 Joanne Haughthorne 5 January [1571/2]. 

1585 Andrie [sic] Hothorne 23 May. 

1587 Emanuell Hothorne 8 October. 

1589 Margaret Hothorne 9 November. 

1591 Breget Hothorne 24 February [1591/2]. 

1592 William Hotharn 24 February [1592/3]. 
1601 Ursuley daughter of John Hothorne 29 March. 

1603 John and Ann children of Hugh Hothorne 11 October. 
1605 Erne daughter of Hugh Hothorne 2 June. 
1608 An daughter of William Hothorne 25 September. 
1611 Johan daughter of William Hothorne 21 July. 

1613 Elizabeth daughter of John Hothorne the vounger 1 January 


1614 Elizabeth daughter of William Hothorne 6 May. 

1615 Daniell son of John Hothorne 17 December. 
1618 Robert son of William Hothorne 12 April. 
1621 John son of William Hothorne 20 April. 

1623 Nathaniell son of William Hothorne 14 September. 

1626 Gilbert son of William Hothorne 9 August. 

1628 Edmund son of William Hathorne 1 March [1628/9]. 

1651 Elizabeth daughter of Nathaniell Hathorne 31 March. 

* Evidently the testatrix did not include her grandchildren in New England. 

fThe records for the years 1617-1622 are badly decayed. 

jUp to 1560 the Binfield registers begin the year with January. 

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1652 Susanna daughter of Nathaniell Hathorne 15 August. 

1653 Nathaniel son of Nathaniell Hathorne born 5 September. 
1655 Anne daughter of Nathaniell Hathorne born 10 November. 

1657 Mary daughter of Nathaniell Hathorne born 9 January [1657/8]. 

1662 Sarah daughter of Nathaniell and Elizabeth Hathorne 17 April. 

1666 William son of Steven and Mary Hatthorn 25 March. 

1668 Elizabeth daughter of Margret Hathorn 23 August. 

1668 Mary daughter of Steven Hathorn 9 November. 

1670 Steven son of Steven Hathorn 3 November. 

1673 Thomas son of Steven Hathorn 10 November. 

1686 Susana daughter of Nathaniel Hathorne 17 July. 

1687 Richard son of Nathaniel Hathorne 5 January [1687/8]. 

Marriages, 1538-1690 

1564 Hughe Taylor and Elizabeth Hothorne 19 November. 

1570 William Hothorne and Agnes Perkins 25 June. 

1581 William Bale and Annys Hothorne 2 December. 

1583 Hu Hothorne and Mare Bennet 22 February [1583/4]. 

1599 John Hothorne and Ursuley Marten 23 July. 

1599 John Holton and Johan Hothorne 25 October. 

1602 Hugh Hothorne and Christian Hillier 24 June. 

1602 Edward Stavelin and Katheren Hothorci 28 November. 
1611 John Hothorne and Margret Tayler 20 September. 

1625 Richard Dowle and Adrian Hothorne [no day and month, probably 

16 May]. 
1632 William Monke and Amy Hawthorne 2 April. 
1665 Steven Hathorn and Mary Lightfoot 27 April. 
1678 Lazarous Page and Elizabeth Hathorn 5 August. 

' Burials, 1538-1690 

1543* Jelian Hothorne 3 February. 
1559 # John Hothorne 10 February. 
1580 Richard Hothorne 3 April. 
1592 Mare Hothorne 12 September. 

1596 Roburd Hothorne 29 January [1596/7]. 

1597 Wedu [widow?] Hothornne 28 March. 

1598 Margery wife of John Hothorne 5 November. 

1603 John and Ann children of Hugh Hothorn's 16 October. 

1613 Margrett Hothorne wife of John Hothorne the younger did drown 

herself 20 January [1613/14]. 
1616 John Hothorn the younger 28 September. 

1634 Christian wife of Hugh Hathorn 19 February [1634/5]. 

1635 John Hathorn 17 February [1635/6]. 
1638 Hugh Hathorne [day missing] November. 
1640 Gilbert Hathorn a youth 19 August. 
1650 William Hathorne 16 October. 

1655 Widow Hathorne 8 September. 

1662 Elizabeth wife of Nathanel Hathorn 28 January [1662/3]. 

1672 Nathanel Hathorn 7 July. 

1674 An Hathorn 2 December. 

*Up to 1560 the Binfield registers begin the year with January. 


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From Lay Subsidies* for Bray, co. Berks 

15 Henry VIII [1523-4] 

Robert Horthorn for his goods 18d. 

Thomas Horthorn for his goods 2s. 

(Lay Subsidies, 73/135.) 
Henry VIII [undated, but probably about 1530] 

Thomas Horthorne for his goods 


37 Henry VIII [1545-6] 

Thomas Hathorne for his goods 

2-3 Edward VI [1548-50] 

Thomas Hothorne Sen. £18 

Thomas Hothorne Jun. £16 

3-4 Edward VI [1549-51] 

Thomas Hothorne Sen. 
Thomas Hothorne Jun. 

3 Edward VI [1549-50] 

Thomas Hothorne Sen. 
Thomas Hothorne Jun. 

28 Elizabeth [1585-6] 

William Hawthorne in lands £3 

Thomas Hawthorne in goods £3 

35 Elizabeth [1592-3] 

William Hawthorne in lands £3 

John Hawthorne in lands 20s. 
Thomas Hawthorne in lands 20s. 

39 Elizabeth [1596-7] 

William Hawthorne in lands £3 

Thomas Hawthorne Jun. in lands 20s. 

Thomas Hawthorne Sen. 20s. 

[Undated, probably about 39 Elizabeth, 1596-7] 
Thomas Hathorne Jun. in lands 20s. 
Thomas Hathorne Sen. in lands 20s. 
William Hathorne in lands £3 

William Hathorne one of the assessors. 

43 Elizabeth [1600-1] 

Thomas Hawthorne Jun. in lands 20s. 
Thomas Hawthorne Sen. in lands 20s. 
William Hathorne in lands £3 

William Hathorne one of the assessors. 

8 James I [1610-11] 

Thomas Hawthorne Jun. in lands 30s. 
William Hawthorne in lands £3 

William Hawthorne one of the assessors. 

* Preserved in the Public Record Office, London. 

(lb., 74/193.) 

26s. 8d. 
(lb., 74/206.) 

[Tax] 18s. 
[Tax] 16s. 
(lb., 74/206.) 

{lb., 74/203.) 

(lb., 74/209.) 



[Tax] 4s. 
[Tax] 3s. 
(lb., 74/244.) 

[Tax] 12s. 
[Tax] 4s. 
[Tax] 4s. 
(lb., 74/271.) 

[Tax] 12s. 
[Tax] 4s. 
[Tax] 4s. 
(lb., 74/282.) 

[Tax] 4s. 
[Tax] 4s. 
[Tax] 12s. 

(lb., 75/312.) 

[Tax] 16d. 
[Tax] 16d. 
[Tax] 4s. 

(lb., 75/303.) 

[Tax] 20d. 
[Tax] 3s. 

(lb., 75/326.) 


Id. If. 







5d. If. 

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From the Rental Roll of the Manor of Bray,* co. Berks 

Lady Day [25 March] 1586 

Este Ocleye. Willm Hathorne for Wises 
Water Ocleie. Willm Hawthorne for Chambers 
Michaelmas [29 September] 1586 

Easteocle. Willim Hawthorne for Wises 

Thomas Hawthorne for gentles 
Water Ockley. Willm Hawthorne for bellows 

(Rentals and Surveys, Portfolio 5, No. 21.) 

[From the foregoing data and other records the following pedigree has 
been compiled : 

1. Thomas Hathorne of Bray, co. Berks, was born probably about 
1490. The first mention found of him is in a subsidy or tax-list of 1523-4, 
when he paid 2s. on his goods at Bray. In 1533 he was appointed col- 
lector for the lands called Chaunters, held by John Bysshop at a yearly 
rental of 20s. 9d. In 1535 John Bysshop held four closes at Crychefeld 
abutting on Crychefeld land and another field adjoining the land of Thomas 
Horthon. (History of the Hundred of Bray.) Crychefeld is in the ex- 
treme southern part of the parish of Bray, and adjoins the northern part 
of Warfield, at Hawthorn Hill, connected with which there is a legend 
about the finding of two pots of gold. In the above-mentioned subsidy for 
1523-4, besides Thomas Horthorn Robert Horthorn is mentioned, who may 
have been father or brother of Thomas. In this same subsidy there are 
mentioned eight Horthorns in Warfield, and abstracts have been made of 
many wills of the Warfield family. Thomas Hathorne appears in subsidies 
for 1545-6, 1548-50, 1549-51 and 1549-50, and also in one without date, 
but probably about 1530. No mention of Hathornes at Bray has been 
found earlier than 1520, when a John Horthorn died, leaving a son and 
heir Henry, although many documents of an earlier date have been ex- 
amined and James Hothorne, the testator of 1559 or 1560, states that his 
" auncetors " were buried at Bray. " Thomas Hawthorn my father-in-law " 
is mentioned in the will of Jone Hawthorne, widow of Thomas Hothorne, 
id 1575. The administration on the estate of a Thomas Hathorn in 1557 
is indexed in the Act Book for the Archdeaconry of Berks, but like most 
of the other administrations of that period it is missing. It may refer to 
this man. 

Children : 

2. i. Thomas, b. probably abt. 1520. 

ii. James, the testator of 1559 or 1560, d. s.p. 

iii. Robert, the testator of 1561/2, d. s.p. betw. 24 Jan. 1561/2 and 22 

Mar. 1563/4; m. Elizabeth , who survived him and proved 

his will, 
iv. Jone, m. Finch, and had four daughters, Jane, Jone, Alice, 

and Christian, all under eighteen in 1559. 
v. Alice, m. Vanor, and had three children, Joyce, Thomas, and 

Henry, all under eighteen in 1559. 
vi. John, had sons Thomas, b. before 1559, and William, b. betw. 1559 

and 1561/2. 
vii. William, living in 1561/2. 
viii. Henry, living in 1561/2. 
ix. Elizabeth, living in 1561/2, probably unm. 

*The Manor of Bray included East Ockley or Oakley, Water Ockley, Bray town, 
Braywicke, Fifield, Maidenhead, Holyport, Touching or Tatchen, Allwood, and Strood. 

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2. Thomas Hathorne ( Thomas) of East Ockley or Oakley in the parish 

of Bray, on whose estate administration was granted 16 Jan. 1565/6, 
was born probably about 1520. He is found in subsidies for 1548-50, 
1549-51, and 1549-50. He married J one Powney, widow, the 
testator of 1575, who had by her first husband a son, Richard Pow- 
ney. The parish registers of Bray do not now exist for an earlier 
date than 1652, and wills furnish the only information about this 

Children, mentioned in the wills of their uncle Robert and their 
mother : 

3. i. William, b. probably abt. 1545. 

ii. Christopher, unm. in 1575. 

iii. Thomas, unm. in 1575; probably the testator of 1616. 

iv. John, b. betw. 1549 and 1559 ; unm. in 1575. 

v. Jane, m. before 1575 William Winch. 

3. William Hathorne (Thomas, Thomas), yeoman, of Bray and Bin- 

field, the testator of 1620, was born probably about 1545 and died 
not later than 22 June 1626. He married, probably at Binfield, 
25 June 1570, Agnes or Anne Perkins, and in this way he 
became connected with Binfield. Though there were Hathornes at 
Binlield earlier than this, no William appears there until this mar- 
riage is recorded, nor has any connection been established between 
the branch with which this pedigree is concerned and the early 
Hathornes of Binfield. Although the first child, Joane, was baptized, 
and probably also born, in the mother's home, as was customary, 
the family does not seem to have lived at Binfield until the next 
generation. Anne Hathorne, wife of William, and the testatrix 
of 1626, survived her husband only a few months, dying not later 
than 12 Feb. 1626/7. William Hathorne is found in subsidies for 
1585-6, 1592-3, 1596-7, 1600-1, and 1610-11, as well as in an 
undated subsidy of the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth, being 
also one of the assessors of the three last-mentioned subsidies. In 
1586 he held property called Wises at East Oakley in Bray and 
property called Chambers and Bellows at Water Oakley, This 
part of Bray is on the River Thames and is very beautiful. 
William Hathorne was a substantial citizen of the best class of the 
yeomanry. He was churchwarden in 1 600-2, a trustee of a church 
charity, and one of the lessees of Queens Lease in Bray, an estate 
of sixty-six acres. His children married into some of the best fam- 
ilies in the neighborhood, those of Winch, Bishop, Loggins, and 
Children : 

i. Joane, bapt. at Binfield 5 Jan. 1571/2 ; m. Richard Winch, perhaps 
a first cousin, and liad before 1620 Richard, Joane, John, George, 
and Judith ; d. probably before 27 Sept. 1652, as her brother Na- 
thaniel mentions in his will " my three own sisters." 
4. ii. William, b. probably abt. 1576. 

iii. Nathaniel, the testator of 1652, probably m. (1) Anne Loggins, 
d. s. p. before 1623, daughter of Silvester;* m. (2) Martha 
(Whistler) Mattingly(?), daughter of John of New Windsor, 

*Not daughter of Gilbert, as the History of the Hundred of Bi*ay and Register, vol. 
38, p. 203, state. See Visitation of Berkshire, 1623 (Harleian Society's Publications, 
vol. 56, pp. 107-8), where she is said to have been married to a Hawthorne. In Na- 
thaniel Hathorne's will, 1652, her brother Thomas is called brother-in-law. 

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Esq.,* and probably widow of a Mattingly, by whom she had a 

son William; had children, names unknown, 
iv. Elizabeth, m. Richard Dellak, and in 1G20 had children Anne, 

Richard, Margaret, Elizabeth, Joane, and Jane: mentioned in the 

will of her brother Nathaniel in 1652. 
v. Mary, m. George Bishopp of Bishopp's Farm (which had been in 

his family since 1288 and which still bears the name), East Oakley, 

Bray, d. 1649 ; mentioned in the will of her brother Nathaniel in 

1652. Children : Robert and George, both born before 1620. 
vi. Anne, m. (1) Winch ; m. (2) John Lawrence. She and her 

second husband are mentioned in her brother Nathaniel's will in 


4. William Hathorne ( William, Thomas, Thomas), yeoman, of Bray 
and Binfield, the testator of 1650, was born probably about 1576 
and was buried at Binlield 16 Oct. 1650. He married, probably 

about 1605, Sarah , the testator of 1655, whose maiden 

name has not been learned. She was buried at Binfield 8 Sept. 
1655. William Hathorne probably lived at Bray until about 1608, 
when he removed to Binfield, where his father had a house, of 
which he doubtless allowed his son the use. This house probably 
came in 1626 to William Hathorne as his father's eldest son and heir. 
Children, all except the eldest baptized at Binfield : 

5. i. William, b. probably at Bray late in 1606 or early in 1607. 

ii. Anne, bapt. 25 Sept. 1608 ; in. Hugh Smith, and had children Eliza- 
beth and William; mentioned in her motlier's will in 1655. 

iii. Joane, bapt. 21 July 1611 ; bur. at Binlield 27 Oct. 1649 ; m. abt. 
1635 Philip L-EEf of Binfield, son of Robert and Joyce (Swewyn), 
bur. at Binfield 21 Aug. 1654. Children : 1. Joyce, b. 1636 ; d. 
1642. 2. Hubert, b. 1638; d. 1655. 3. Sarah, b. 1640/1; d. before 
1655. 4. Anne, b. 1643; living 1655. 5. Katherine, b. 1644; living 

iv. Elizabeth, bapt. 6 May 1614 ; emigrated to New England, probably 
with her brother William; d. 24 June 1678; m. Capt. Richard 
Davenport of Salem and later of Boston, b. abt. 1606. He was 
captain, deputy, and commander of the fort on Castle Island, 
Boston Harbor, where he was killed by lightning 15 July 1665. 
Children :$ 1. Capt. Nathaniel, b. probably at Salem; killed in 
King Philip's War, 19 Dec. 1675; m. Elizabeth Thacher, dau. of 
Kev. Thomas, who survived him. 2. Truecross, b. probably at 
Salem, 1634 or 1635; d. 3 Aug. 1692; m. 10 Nov. 1654 Stephen 
Minot of Dorchester, d. 16 Feb. 1671/2 (?) ; had issue. 3. Expe- 
rience, bapt. at Salem 27 Aug. 1637. 4. John, bapt. at Salem 19 
Sept. 1641 ; m. 1 Nov. 1667 Bridget Watkins ; had issue. 5. Capt. 
Eleazer,% mariner, d. 8 Oct. 1678, while on a voyage; m. abt. 1669 
Rebecca Addington, bapt 11 Mar. 1648/9, " about 4 days old," dau. 
of Isaac and Anne (Leverett), who survived him; had issue. 6. 
Samuel, bapt. in Boston 28 June 1646, " being about 11 days old ;" 
d. 6 Dec. 1678, while on the voyage on which his brother Eleazer 
died. 7. Sarah, bapt. in Boston 30 Sept. 1649 ; d. probably at 
Dorchester 10 May 1679. 8. Elizabeth, bapt. 13 Sept. 1652; d. 10 
Mar. 1680/1 ; m. Asaph Eliot, b. 25 Oct. 1651, d. 3 Sept. 1685, son 
of Jacob and Margery ; had issue. 9. William, b. 11 May 1656; 
d. 1690 or 1691 ; served in the expedition against Canada in 1690. 

v. Robert, the testator of 1689/90, bapt. 12 Apr. 1618 ; d. betw. 15 
Feb. 1689/90 and 16 Feb. 1691/2. He was of Bray, and it was his 

*Cf. Register, vol. 56, p. 204. 

fThe pedigree of the Lee family was entered at the Visitation of Berkshire in 
1665-6 (Harleian Society's Publications, vol. 56, p. 240). Philip Lee's niece, Judith 
Lee, became Countess of Sterling. 

+ Cf. Savage, Gen. Diet., vol. 2, pp. 13-14; Register, vol. 4, pp. Ill, 117, 352-354. 

§ Perhaps older than one or more of the children already mentioned. 

258 Genealogical Research in England [J ui y 

letter, written to his brother, Maj. William, in 1653 and still pre- 
served,* which gave the first clue to the English home of the 
Hathorne family. He had one son, Bobert, b. probably after 1655 ; 
and /Sarah and Elizabeth, who were mentioned in the will of their 
grandmother, Sara Hathorne, in 1655, were probably his daughters. 
6. vi. John, bapt. 20 Apr. 1621. 

vii. Nathaniel, bapt. 14 Sept. 1623; bur. at Binfield 7 July 1672; m. 
abt. 1650 Elizabeth , bur. at Binfield 28 Jan. 1662/3. Chil- 
dren : 1. Elizabeth, bapt. 31 Mar. 1651. 2. Susanna, bapt. 15 
Aug. 1652. 3. Nathaniel, b. 5 Sept. 1653; m. abt. 1685; had 
Susanna, Richard, and perhaps other children. 4. Anne, b. 10 
Nov. 1655. 5. Mary, b. 9 Jan. 1657/8. 6. Sarah, bapt. 17 Apr. 

viii. Gilbert, bapt. 9 Aug. 1626; bur. at Binfield 19 Aug. 1640. 

ix. Edmund, the testator of 1652, bapt. 1 Mar. 1628/9 ; d. unm., probably 
in London, betw. 15 June and 26 June 1652. 

5. Maj. William Hathorne ( William, William, Thomas, Thomas) 
of Binfield, co. Berks, England, and of Salem, Mass., was born 
probably at Bray, co. Berks, late in 1606 or early in 1607, for he 
deposed at Salem 2 Dec. 1658, aged about 51 years. He emigrated 
to New England, probably taking with him his sister Elizabeth and 
his brother John, appears at Dorchester as a proprietor in 1634, and 
was admitted a freeman on 14 May of that year. In 1636 he was 
at Salem, where he became prominent in public life.f He married 

Ann ,% who survived him. He died in 1681, his will, dated 

17 Feb. 1679/80, being proved 28 June 1681, the inventory of 
his estate having been taken 10 June 1681. § 
Children : || 

i. Sarah, b. 11 Mar. 1634/5 ; admitted to the church at Salem in 1661 ; 
d. 8 Feb. 1687/8 ; m. (1) Edward Helwise, at one time U Sargeant 
to a Foot Company in Ireland," from whom she obtained a divorce 
9 Sept. 1664, and assumed her maiden name; m. (2) 13 Apr. 1665 
Joseph Coker of Newbury. \ Child by first husband : 1. Gervice, 
mentioned in the will of his grandfather, Maj. William Hathorne, 
17 Feb. 1679/80, as in " Urop " [i. e., Europe]. Children by second 
husband : ** 2. Sarah, b. 6 Jan. 1665/6 ; d 30 Nov. 1667. 3. Joseph, 
b. 9 Apr. 1668. 4. Benjamin, b. 11 Mar. 1670/1. 5. Sara, b. 28 Nov. 
1676. 6. Hathorne, b. 25 Apr. 1679. 

ii. Eleazer, b. 1 Aug. 1637 ; freeman in 1665 ; d. before 17 Feb. 1679/80 ; 
m. 28 Aug. 1663 Abigail Cukwen, dau. of Capt. George of Salem, 
who survived him and m. (2) Hon. James Russell of Charlestown, 
Mass. Children : ft 1- Abigail, b. 14 Nov. 1665; living 17 Feb. 

* Printed in Register, vol. 12, p. 295. 

tSee Register, vol. 42, pp. 363-4, for a brief account of his career. 

\ The will of Richard Smith of St. Dunstan's West, London, Cook, dated 13 January 
1660/1 and proved 17 January 1661/2, mentions sister Ann Hawthorne, her sons John, 
Nathaniel, and William Hawthorne, and lands in Wokeingham, co. Berks. See longer 
abstract in Register, vol. 40, p. 45. It is possible that this Ann Hawthorne is iden- 
tical with the wife of Maj. William. It is also to be noted that Lydia Bankes, daugh- 
ter of John of Maidstone, co. Kent, in two letters written in 1646 calls Maj. Hathorne 
"brother," and in a letter of 18 Apr. 1648 refers to his wife as " my deare sister;" 
but these expressions may indicate merely brotherhood and sisterhood in the church 
(«&., vol. 29, p. 112). 

6 Abstract of this will in Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 3, pp. 66-7. 

II The births of all these children except Mary were entered by their father on a 
blank leaf of a book printed in 1610. Cf. Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 1, p. 2. 

IT Cf. Register, vol. 56, p. 409; Newbury Vital Records. The name Gervice is com- 
mon in the Woodford (co. Essex) and London branch of the Helwis family. There 
were marriages between members of this family and members of the Lee family of 
Binfield. one member of which married Maj. William Hathorne's sister Joane (vide 
supra, p. 257). 

** Newbury Vital Records. 
' ffCf. Essex hist. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, pp. 151, 153. 

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1679/80. 2. George, b. 17 Apr. 1068; died same month. 3. Eliz- 
abeth, b. 20 Feb. 1669/70. 4. William, b. 9 May 1672 ; living 17 
Feb. 1679/80. 5. Samuel, b. 23 Sept. 1674 ; living 17 Feb. 1679/80. 

ili. Nathaniel, b. 11 Aug. 1639 ; probably d. young. 

iv. John, b. 4 Aug. 1641 ; bapt. at Salem 3 July 1644; d. 10 May 1717; 
m. 22 Mar. 1674/5 Ruth Gardner, dau. of Lieut. George. He 
was freeman in 1677, representative, assistant, magistrate, a judge 
in the Witchcraft cases, judge of the Superior Court, and colonel 
in the Indian war in 1696. Cnildren : * 1. John, b. 10 Jan. 1675/6. 
2. Nathaniel, b. 25 Nov. 1678. 3. Ebenezer, bapt. Mar. 1685. 4. 
Joseph, bapt. June 1691, ancestor of the novelist Nathaniel Haw- 
thorne, f 5. Buth, bapt. Sept. 1694. 6. Benjamin. 

v. Anna, b. 12 Dec. 1643; m. 27 Jan. 1664/5 Joseph Porter of Salem. 
Children : J 1. Joseph, b. 23 Oct. 1665 ; d. young. 2. Anna, b. 5 
Sept. 1667. 3. Samuel, b. 4 Aug. 1669. 4. Nathaniel, b. 8 Mar. 
1670/1. 5. Mary, b. 18 Dec. 1672. 6. William, b. 30 Aug. 1674. 
7. Eleazer (twin;, b. 23 May 1676. 8. Abigail (twin), b. 23 May 
1676. 9. He.pzibah, b. 11 Apr. 1678. 10. Joseph, b. Apr. 1681. 11. 
Buth, bapt. Sept. 1682. 12. Mehitable, bapt. Sept. 1682. 

vi. William, b. 1 Apr. 1645 ; § bapt. at Salem 8 Apr. 1646; m. Sarah 

, living 17 Feb. 1679/80. He was a captain in King Philip's 

War. Administration on his estate was granted 4 Feb. 1678/9 to 
his widow Sarah. || 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 22 July 1649 ; m. 20 Nov. 1672 Israel Porter of Sa- 
lem. Children:! 1. Elizabeth, b. 2 Oct. 1673. 2. Sarah, b. 24 
Aug. 1675. 3. John, b. 24 Sept. 1677. 4. Ginger (dau.), b. 6 Oct. 
1679. 5. Mary, b. 22 Sept. 1681; d. young. 6. Israel, b. 4 Apr. 
1683. 7. Benjamin, b. 4 Sept. 1685; d. young. 8. Ann, b. 17 
June 1687. 9. William, b. 12 Feb. 1689/90. 10. Benjamin, b. 17 
May 1693. 
viii. Mary, bapt. at Salem 1 May 1653; not on Maj. William Hathorne's 
own list of his children and not mentioned in his will. 

6. John Hathorne ( William, William, Thomas, Thomas) of Binfield, 
co. Berks, England, and of Salem, Maiden, and Lynn, Mass., was 
baptized at Binfield 20 Apr. 1621, and probably accompanied his 
elder brother William to New England, where he was admitted to 
the church at Salem in 1637. About 1648 he became a tavern- 
keeper at Maiden, whence he removed about 1650 to Lynn, where 

he died 12 Dec. 1676. He married Sarah >, who survived 

him. His will, dated 19 Oct. 1676, was proved 27 June 1677, the 
inventory of his estate being taken 21 Feb.** 
Children : 

i. Sarah, bapt. at Salem 2 June 1644 ; d. abt. 22 Nov. 1676 ; m. at 
Lynn, 28 Dec. 1663, John Breed of Lynn. Children: 1. John, 
b. 7 June 1664. 2. Sarah, b. 1667. 3. William, b. 18 May 1671. 
4. Ephraim, b. 16 Dec. 1672. 5. Ebenezer, b. 15 Apr. 1676. 

ii. John, bapt. at Salem 18 Oct. 1646 ; probably d. young. 

iii. Priscilla, bapt. at Salem 22 July 1649 ; m. 15 Jan. 1668/9 Jonathan 
Shorh of Lynn. Children: 1. Jonathan, b. 14 Dec. 1669. 2. 
Phebe, b. 20 Apr. 1674. 3. Priscilla. 4. Samuel, b. 1 Feb. 1683/4. 

iv. William, b. at Lynn Nov. 1651 ; d. 14 Sept. 1676. 

*Cf. Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 153, and vol. 17, p. 53 (chart). 

t For the line of descent see Register, vol. 42, p. 364, and chart in Essex Inst. Hist. 
Coll., vol. 17, p. 53. 

}Cf. Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 3, p. 12; Porter Genealogy, 1878, pp. 231-2. 

| Savage (Gen. Diet., vol. 2, p. 377) gives 1646. He deposed at Salem, 27 June 1673, 
aged about 27 years {Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 125). 

| Register, vol. 42, pp. 364-8; Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 280. 

% Cf. Porter Genealogy, 1878, pp. 234-5. 

** Abstract of this will in Essex hist. Hist. Coll., vol. 2, p. 273. See for this John 
Hathorne and his family ib., vol. 17, p. 53 (chart), and Lynn Vital Records. 


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v. Mary, b. at Lynn July 1653 ; d. 31 Dec. 1676. 

vi. Ebenezer, b. at Lynn Mar. 1656 ; m. 26 Dec. 1683 Esther Witt, 
dau. of Jonathan; freeman in 1691. Children: 1. Sarah, b. 26 
Oct. 1684. 2. Mary,b. 4 Mar. 1686/7; bur. 5 June 1687. 3. John, 
b. 1 May 1688. 4. Samuel, b. 17 Apr. 1691. 5. Mary, b. 1 May 
1694. 6. Hepzabeth, b. 5 May 1697. 7. Ebenezer, b. 7 July 1705. 

vii. Nathaniel, called youngest son in his father's will, b. probably 
abt. 1660; m. Mary Gott. Children: 1. Elizabeth, b. 1 Oct. 
1691. 2. Mary, b. 5 Nov. 1693; d. 30 Jan. 1693/4. 3. Nathaniel, 
b. Dec. 1698. 4. Eleazer, b. 20 Jan. 1705/6 ; probably d. young. 
5. Eleazer, b. 19 Jan. 1706/7. 

viii. A child, b. at Lynn 6 Mar. 1662/3 ; d. 17 Mar. 1662/3. 

ix. Pherk. b. at Lynn 22 Mar. 1664/5; living 19 Oct. 1676. 

— E. F.] 


From the Registers op Swyer, co. Dorset, 1588-1644 


1595 Richard Davidge and Mary Holman 29 February [1595/6]. 

1596 Morgan Holman and Alice Odberre 24 October. 
1622 Robert Holman and Edith Bishop 29 November. 
1644 Robert Holman and Hellen Strood 4 November. 

[The entries given above show the marriages of the father and brother 
of John Holman, the emigrant to Dorchester, Mass. Morgan Holman in 
his will (Register, vol. 63, p. 33) names his brothers-in-law John and 
Robte Odber ; and Richard Davidge, probably husband of a sister of the 
testator, was one of the witnesses to this will. — E. F.] 


The Will of Thomas Howse of the parish of St. Stephen in Coleman 
street, London, a Citizen and Brownbaker of London, 18 October 1643. 
All debts being paid, the residue of my estate is to be divided into three 
parts according to the laudable custom of the City of London, one share of 
which I give to my wife Elizabeth, one third to my son Samuell Howse and 
the child my wife now goeth withal, and the other third portion to pay the 
following legacies : To my brother John Howes £20, and to each child he 
shall have living at my death 50s. If any die during minority, reversion 
to the survivors. To my brother Samuell Howse £20, and to each child 
he shall have living at my death 50s. apiece, to be paid for their uses to 
my said brother Samuell Howse within one year next ensuing my death. 
And if any of them die in minority, the legacy of him or her so dying to remain 
to the survivor of them. To my sister Pininna Lynnell £10, and to every 
child she shall have living at my death 50s. If any child die in minority, 
reversion to the survivors. To my sister Drucilla Plyer £10, and to every 
child she shall have living at my decease 50s. £10 to be distributed arnoug 
the needy poor at the discretion of my friends Praise Barbon # and William 
Grainger the elder. To Mr. John Good wine, minister of the word of God in 
the parish of St. Stephens, Coleman Street, 50s. And if I die in London and 
he make my funeral sermon, 20s. more. To my son Samuell Howse £100 
at the age of twenty-one, and also my adventure of £50 which I have dis- 
bursed for lands in Ireland. All the residue of my goods to be divided 
into two parts, one part to my wife Elizabeth and the other part to my son 

*Praisegod Barebones or Barbon, the well-known preacher arid politician in the 
time of the Commonwealth. 

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Samuell and my unborn child. If either die during minority, reversion to 
the survivor. And if both die, one half of all their legacies to my wife 
and one half to my brothers' and sisters' children, equally divided. And 
if my wife be deceased or married, all to my brothers' and sisters' children. 
Executrix : wife Elizabeth. Overseers : brother-in-law Symon Player and 
Prayse Barban, and to each 50s. [Signed] Thomas Howse. Witnesses : 
John Brokell and Ra : Hartley. Codicil, 15 October 1644, mentions 
daughter Elizabeth, born since will was made. To son Samuell Howse 
my house in Ashford in Kent. William Grainger being dead, I appoint 
Mr. Samuell Hyland with Praise Barbone to dispose of the £10 to the 
poor and to be another overseer, and to him 40s. to buy him a ring. 
Proved 23 December 1644 by Elizabeth Howes, relict of said deceased. 
(P. C. C, Rivers, 17.) 

[The testator whose will is given above is clearly Thomas Howse, son 
of the Rev. John Howse who was rector of Eastwell, co. Kent, and brother 
of Samuel Howse of Scituate, Mass. (See Register, vol. 66, pp. 356-8, 
where it was suggested that Thomas Howes, or House, of Yarmouth, 
Mass., might have been brother of Samuel, a conjecture which is now 
proved to be erroneous.) This testator is the one referred to in the Aspin- 
wall Notarial Records, pp. 10, 224-5, although he is there called " Watch- 
maker " instead of " Brownbaker," as in the will. The "sister Pininna 
Lynnell " was the wife of Robert Linnell of Scituate and Barnstable, 
Mass., immigrant ancestor of the Linnells of New England. Rev. John 
Lothrop in his Scituate Church Records calls Linnell " my brother," 
because the latter's wife and Lothrop's first wife were sisters. — E. F.] 


From the Transcripts* of the Parish Registers of Beamin- 

ster, co. Dorset 

1585 "Julie. Eltwitt the sonne of Richarde Pomerye was christned the 

fowerth of Julie." 

1586 Jone daughter of John Kiche baptized 15 May. 

1591 Edward Pomerye baptized 4 March [1591/2]. 

1592 Edward Pomerye buried 19 July. 

1593 Henry Pomerye baptized 5 August. 

1617 " Eltwidus Pumery & Johana Keech" married 4 May. 
1617 " Dinah filia Eltwidi Pumery " baptized 6 August. 

1619 "Elizabetha filia Eltwidi Pomery " baptized 28 November. 

1620 "Johana vxor Eltwidi Pomery" buried 27 November. 

1621 " Elizabetha filia Eltwidi Pomery " buried 13 July. 
1635 Henry Pomery buried 30 August. 

From the Parish Registers of Crewkerne, co. Somerset 
1629 Eltweed Pomery of Bemister and Margery Rockett married 7 May.f 

From the Overseer's Book or Poor Book of Beaminster, 

co. Dorset, for 1635 

May, Given unto Mary Pomery 4d. 

June, Given unto Widowe Pomery 8d. 

*These exist, with numerous gaps, for the period from 1585 to 1638. 

fin Register, vol. 59, p. 215, J. Gardner Bartlett, Esq., called attention to this 
marriage record, printed in Somerset Parish Registers, vol. 5, p. 26, which furnished 
the first evidence as to the English home of Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass. 

262 Genealogical Research in England [July 

July, Henry Pomery q r teridge [quarteridge or quarterly allow- 
ance] 5s. 
August, Paid unto Henry Pomery 5s. 
August, Widow Pomery and Widow Derby Is. 
August, Widow Pomery and ye Carryer's wife Is. 
September, Paid Widow Pomery and Widow Derby Is. 
October, Paid Widow Pomery 6d. 
November, Paid Widow Pomery 6d. 
December, Paid John Hodder for Henry Pomeryes slirowde 2s. lid, 

[El tweed Pomeroy appears at Dorchester, Mass., and was freeman 4 
Mar. 1632/3. He was afterwards of Windsor, Conn., and of Northampton, 
Mass. It has been claimed by descendants that he was closely related to 
a famous armorial family of the name in Devon, but the fact that his 
mother (for there was but one family of the name in Beaminster) and his 
brother Henry were both parish charges and that the latter was buried at 
the expense of the church seems to make this claim baseless. — E. F.] 


The Will of John Seawell of Halstead in the County of Essex, hus- 
bandman, 25 February 1589/90. To my wife Jone my tenement and 
lands called Halsted Crofts where 1 now dwell, a tenement and lands at 
Snowden fenne, and the lease of Hamster land during the term of six years, 
she bringing up my children in the fear of God as a natural mother ought 
to do ; and after six years the said Jone to have for life the lands at Snow- 
den fenne, now in the occupation of Thomas Baker alias Decliuge, in full 
satisfaction of dower. Certain cattle to her for six years, then to be equally 
divided between her and my son Thomas. Certain household goods to my 
son Thomas and residue to wife. To my four daughters, Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet, Joane, and Alice, £4 each at the age of twenty-one years. The 
residue of my goods to my son Thomas, whom with John Morgan alias 
Carter I make executors. Supervisors : friends Robert Seawell of Pebm'she 
and William Rayner of Great Maplested, yeoman. Witnesses : Robert 
Seawell, William Rayner, John Buntinge, Thomas Lamberd, and Richard 
Baker. [Signed] John Seawell his marke. Proved 5 May 1590 by the 
executors. (Commissary Court of London, Essex and Herts, 1590, original 

The Will of William Sewell of Halstead in the County of Essex, 
yeoman, 1 December 1609. To my wife Jane for life, in full satisfaction 
of dower, my messuage with lands where I now dwell known by the name 
of the White Harte, and my lands called Mones \_sic\ als. Ashfordes lying 
in Halstead, and my messuage and lands in Alphamstone, co. Essex, now 
in the occupation of Agnes Pollye, widow, she to bring up my grandchild 
William Sewell, son of my son Thomas Sewell late deceased, in good 
literature, if he shall be capable thereof, or otherwise in some honest trade 
or mystery for his better maintenance ; at the death of my said wife the 
lands to revert to William Sewell my grandchild and his lawful issue, and for 
want of such to my son John Sewell and his heirs. If my wife die before 
William be twenty-one, my daughter Jane, wife of Thomas Bellfeild, shall 
receive the profits of the said messuage until he be of age, towards his 
education and bringing up. To my son John Sewell my messuage and 
lands where he now dwells and where George Foster lately dwelt, the 

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messuage where my son Thomas deceased dwelt and wherein Edward 
Clibery now dwells, a messuage where one Alstone, brasier, now dwells, 
and the messuage wherein Robert Vickery, weaver, now dwells, all these 
being on the south side of the High Street in Halstead, and also a messuage 

in Chappell Street in the occupation of one Porter, widow, and my 

lands and tenements called Chappell Croft, gallowe feild, and little white- 
horse field, containing ten acres, and all my other lands and tenements un- 
bequeathed, including the copyhold messuage and two closes containing 
four acres in Walton in the Sowken, co. Essex. To my son John the lands 
held on mortgage of £30 from John Tailer of Halstead, yeoman. To son 

John Sewell and daughter Jane, wife of Thomas Bellfeild, £ 

[amounts omitted]. All the residue of goods, chattels, household goods, 
plate, money, and debts to wife Jane and son John, equally divided, and I 
make them executors. (Signed] Willm Sawell. Witnesses : Thomas Fel- 
ton and Edward Clibery. No record of probate. John Seawell, executor, 
signed a receipt for the original will of his father. Witnesses : John Wat- 
son and John Turner. (Commissary Court of London, Essex and Herts, 
1609, filed will.) 

The Will of George Seawell the elder of Haulsted in the County of 
Essex, yeoman, 25 April 1625. To the poor of Haulsted £5. To my 
wife Katherine my capital messuage and lands where I dwell called Farm- 
ingham in Haulsted and all other my lands there for life in lieu of dower, 
with reversion at her death to Ursula Brettingham, daughter of Thomas 
Brettingham of Hamsteede, County Norfolk, kinswoman of my said wife, 
and also my messuage called Nether Priors in Haulsted and lands late the 
lands of Thomas French the elder Esq., late deceased, and now in the 
occupation of me and William Potter. To Elizabeth Bloome, daughter of 
Robert Bloome of Cawstone, County Norfolk, my wife's brother, after the 
decease of my wife, all my lands and tenements in Haulsted called Bushie 
Leighes, sometime the lands of William Baker and before of John Reeve* 
and now in the occupation of William Abbott. To wife Katharine lands 
and tenements in Great Maplesteede, now in the occupation of Robert 
Cheape. To the said Ursula Brettingham, after the decease of my wife, 
my two messuages in Haulsted in the occupation of Andrewe Hall and 
Edmund Bland, she paying to my cousin Richard Seawell, son of Thomas 
Seawell, £40. To Katharine Seawell, daughter of my kinsman John 
Seawell of Pedmashe, after the decease of my wife, my messuage in Haul- 
sted wherein John Harvye alias Habberley now dwells, which I lately 
purchased of Thomas Wingfeilde, deceased. To my kinsman John Seawell 
my tenements in Walton in the Soken, County Essex. Wife Katharine, 
executor. Supervisors : George Seawell and Nicholas Tharbie of Haulsted, 
and to each 20s. [Signed] George Sewell. Witnesses : Thomas Gotts, 
William Poter, John Cooper, and William Halls. Proved at Braintree 
3 December 1627 by the executrix named. (Commissary Court of Lon- 
don, Essex and Herts, Bundle for 1627-8, No. 112, original will.) 

The Will of John Sewall of Halstead in the County of Essex, gent., 
25 October 1640. To the poor of Halstead 20s. To my daughter Katha- 
rine Sewall £50, a bed furnished, and a gold ring. To my daughter Alice 
Sewall £50, a bed furnished in the White Hart in Halstead, whereon Ro- 
bert Everest the vintner lyeth, a gold ring, and the profits of my tenement 

* Reeve acquired them in 1590-1 from William Sewall, brother of the testator. 

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in Halstead wherein Humfrey Bannester dwelleth, until my son John 
Sewall accomplish the age of fourteen years. To my daughter Elizabeth 
Sewall a bed furnished, and £50 at the age of eighteen years or day of mar- 
riage, the interest of the said legacy and also the rents of my tenement in 
the occupation of William Chapman in Halstead, until my son John accom- 
plish the age of 14 years, to be used toward her maintenance and bringing 
up until eighteen or marriage. To daughter Anne Steptoe a bedstead fur- 
nished. To son John Sewall a bed furnished, a silver tankard, and, when 
he reach man's estate, my corslett pike, best sword, silver belt, and my 
great gold ring with a ruby stone. To said John my inn called the White 
Hart in Halstead, my tenements in the occupation of William Chpman 
[sic'] and Humfrey Bannester, and the close of land called Chappell Crofte 
in Halstead, to him and his lawful issue, and for want of such issue then 
to my four daughters, Anne, Katherine, Alice, and Elizabeth, equally di- 
vided, my executors to take the profits of said lands and tenements toward 
the maintenance of son John, and £12 a year thereof to be used toward 
his education in learning at the free school in Halstead or some other free 
school, until he be fit for the university or else be put forth as a clerk at 
the age of fourteen years, he to have the rents of my two messuages at 
fourteen. But if he shall not endeavor himself to be a scholar or a clerk, 
then my daughters Alice and Elizabeth to have the rents of my two tene- 
ments until John be twenty-one, when he shall have all the lands and ten- 
ements before mentioned. My executors shall pay the accrued profits of 
Chappell Croft and my inn to said John at twenty-one, if they shall not 
happen to place him as a clerk in some good office, either towards the 
Law, Civil or Common, or else purchase some advowson of some ecclesias- 
tical living for him, in case he prove a minister. My executors to take 
the profits of my lands and tenements in Kent, valued at £108, for the 
first year, and to pay £100 to Marie Warren, daughter of Katherine Sew- 
ell my wife, deceased, at her age of eighteen years, whereof I stand bound 
in £200, and if she die before said age, the £100 to my surviving children, 
equally divided. The residue of my goods to my children, equally divided. 
Executors : my friend Patricke Weemes, clerk, and Thomas Coppyn of 
Halstead Sen., and to each of them a horse. Supervisor : John Steptoe. 
[Signed] Jo. Sewall. Witnesses : Edw. Ingram, Fran : Chapman, Robert 
Everest, John Surrey [X]> and Ric : Douhtye, scr. Proved 10 February 
1640/1 by the executors named. (P. C. C, Evelyn, 10, 11.) 

The Will of Thomas Seawell of Halstead in the County of Essex, 
yeoman, 7 February 1640/1. To my now wife Alice my messuage where 
I now dwell with the lands and buildings thereto belonging, with reversion 
at her death to my son John, except one pightle or croft, being the lowest 
croft abutting on the land leading towards the parish church of Halstead 
eastward and on the land there called Amster land westward, containing 
one and one-half acres, which I give to my son Thomas. To son John my 
messuage with lands in Halstead now in his own occupation, he paying to 
my wife 30s. a year and to Margaret my daughter, wife of John Bray, £8 
in one year after the decease of my wife, or if my daughter be dead, to her 
children. To my daughter Amy £20, goods to that amount to be sold to 
pay her. The residue of my goods to my wife, whom, with my son John, 
I make executors. [Signed] The m'k of Thomas Seawell. [Seal] Wit- 
ness : Thomas Mollenes. Proved 19 November 1645 by John Seawell, one 
of the executors, with power reserved for the other. (Commissary Court 
of London, Essex and Herts, Bundle for 1645-6, No. 18, original will.) 

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The Will of George Sewell of South Halstead in the County of 
Essex, yeoman, 28 August 1643. To my wife Sarah my messuage where 
I now dwell with lands thereto belonging, and a messuage and lands called 
Russells which I bought of John Bonnett, for life, if she remain unmarried, 
she paying to my daughter Sarah £4 a year during her tenancy of the 
first-mentioned messuage. After the decease or remarriage of my wife 
the messuage and lands called Russels to John Sewell, my eldest son by 
my first wife, and to his heirs forever, and the messuage and lands where 
I now dwell to John Sewell, my eldest son by my now wife, and to his 
lawful issue, and for want of such issue to Ambrosse and Nathan, my two 
youngest sons, and to their lawful issue, my daughter Sarah to have an 
annuity of £4 a year when said property be entered on by either John, 
Ambrose, or Nathan. To my sons Ambrose and Nathan and to their heirs 
my reversion or remainder, when it shall happen after the death of the 
late wife \_sic\ of my brother Richard Sewell, of and in all such lands and 
tenements as were my said brothers, bequeathed to me in reversion after the 
death of his wife, to be equally devided between them. If either die before 
the age of twenty-four, without lawful issue, reversion to the survivor. To 
my six daughters by my now wife, Isabell, Rebecca, Philipp, Mary, Doro- 
thy, and Dorcas, all my lands and tenements in Twinstead in the County 
of Essex. My wife to have during her widowhood the profits of the lands 
and tenements bequeathed to my two younger sons and of the lands and 
tenements bequeathed to my daughters until they arrive at the age of 
twenty-four or be married. To every one of my said children 12d. each. 
The residue of all my goods and chattels unbequeathed to my wife Sarah, 
whom I make my sole executrix. [Signed] George Sewell. [Seal] 
Witnesses : Edward Covill, the mark of Ealse Hand, and Robert Bloome. 
Proved 30 May 1644 by the executrix named in the will. (Commissary 
Court of London, Essex and Herts, Bundle for 1643-4, No. 41, original 

Sewell Entries in the Parish Registers op Halstead, 

co. Essex, 1564-1644 

Baptisms * 

1573 William son of William Sewell 25 October. 

1575 Thomas son of John Sewell 12 February [1575/6]. 

1575 Anne daughter of William Sewell 21 February [1575/6]. 

1578 John son of John Sewell 28 December. 

1579 Mary and Elizabeth children of John Sewell 14 February [1579/80]. 

1580 Joane daughter of William Sewell 13 February [1580/1]. 
1582 Joane daughter of John Sewell 11 February [1582/3]. 
1595 Susan daughter of Segismond Sewell 7 December. 

1607 William son of Thomas Sewall 8 November. 

1609 Thomas son of Thomas Sewall the elder 18 June. 

1609 Eallyn daughter of Georg Seawyll 2 January [1609/10]. 

1611 Georg Sewyll 22 October. 

1612 Mathew son of Mathew Seawell 20 June. 
1614 Edward son of Thomas Seawyll 21 August. 

1614 Mary Sewell 24 January [1614/15]. 

1615 Jane daughter of John Sewell 17 July. 

♦There are no entries for the year 1589, and the baptisms for the years 1633-1639, 
inclusive, are missing. 

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1619 Johnson of George Soowell of patteriges and Sarah his wife 16 April. 

1621 Alice daughter of John Sea well and Anne his wife 6 August. 

1623 Steven son of George Sewall and Sarah his wife 6 February [1623/4]. 

[Note in margin : " pattrigge farm "] 
1625 Marie daughter of Thomas Sewall and Bridget his wife 29 July. 

[Note in margin : " from the Leett "] 
1625 Isbell daughter of George Seawell and Sarah his wife 24 November. 

[Note in margin : " Patteridge "] 
1627 Rebecka daughter of George Sewell and Sarah his wife 26 July. 

[Note in margin : " Pattrichs farm "] 

1627 Thomas son of Thomas Sewell and Bridget his wife 27 January 


1628 " Phillip Seawell the daughtr of George Sewell and of Sarah his 

wife was baptized the same day" [the viij th of march] [1628/9]. 
1630 Ambrose son of George Sewall and Sarah his wife 4 July. 
1640 Dorcas daughter of George Sewall and Sarah his wife 6 June. 

[Note in margin : " Pateridges "] 
1640 Thomas son of John Sewall and Marrian his wife 25 July. 

Marriage * 
1572 William Sewell and Jane Boyce 15 January [1572/3]. 


1578 John Sewell 16 January [1578/9]. 

1581 Joane daughter of William Sewell 25 June. 

1582 Anne daughter of William Sewell 4 March [1582/3]. 
1609 Thomas Seewyll 21 September. 

] 627 George Sewall seiner 20 November. 

1 627 Edward son of Thomas Sewell and Alice his wife 25 January [1 627/8], 
1638 Ezekill son of George Sewell aad Sarah his wife 18 March [1638/9]. 
1640 Jane daughter of John Sewall gent. 22 June. 

Court Rolls, Honour of Clare 

[The following are entries for Halstead, co. Essex, in a book of reliefs 
and fines for alienation paid into the Honour of Clare within the Duchy of 
Lancaster, Edward II to Elizabeth inclusive. (Duchy of Lancaster Court 
Rolls, Bundle 123, No. 1859.)] 

19 and 20 Richard II [1395-7] Henry Sewall paid a fine for one messuage 

and land pertaining thereto. 
13 Henry IV [1411-12] John Sewall paid a fine for one messuage and 

land thereto pertaining acquired from Herewarde. 
19 Elizabeth [1576-7] William Sewall paid a fine of 12d. for a tenement 

called Le white harte and another, late his father's in Halstead, held of 

[the Manor of] Abells. 
19 Elizabeth [1576-7] John Sewell paid a fine for a tenement called Roke- 

hamstall, late Richard Smythe's. 
19 Elizabeth [1576-7] John Sewell Jun. and James Richardson, firmar, 

paid a fine of 21s. for entrance into a messuage and forty acres of land 

called le Cangle in Halstead. 

* The marriages for the years 1585-1589, inclusive, and 1592-1596, inclusive, are miss- 

t There are no entries of burials for the years 1587 and 1588, only one such entry for 
1589, the burials for the years 1592-1595 are missing, and for several years after 1640 
very few burials are recorded. 

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19 Elizabeth [1576-7] George Nicolson paid a fine for four acres of land 

in Halstead late acquired from Thomas Sewall. 
22 Elizabeth [1579-80] John Sewall paid a fine of 18d. for one croft of 

land called Halstead Crofte, late parcel of the Manor of Stanley Hall, 

acquired from Edmund Church gent. 
22 Elizabeth [1579-80] John Sewall paid a fine of 18d. for a cottage and 

one acre of land acquired from William Hunwick. 

24 Elizabeth [1581-2] John Nevell paid a fine of 3s. 6d. for entrance into 
five acres of land and one acre of pasture, parcel of the messuage and 
lands called Le Cangle, of fief of the Honour of Clare in Halstead, late 
acquired of John Sewall, son of Thomas Sewall. 

25 Elizabeth [1582-3] William Head gent, paid a fine of 17s. 6d. for a 
messuage and thirty-three acres of land called Cangle, of fief of the 
Honour of Clare, late acquired of John Sewall. 

27 Elizabeth [1584-5] John Sewall paid a fine of 12s. for his entrance into 
one messuage and about twenty-two acres of land called Partrige, of fief 
of the Honour of Clare in Halstead and Gossfield, late acquired from 
Nicholas Starlinge. 

30 Elizabeth [1587-8] William Sewall paid a fine for his entrance into 
twenty acres of land called Bownes als Asshefords, parcel of land of the 
Manor of Abells, late acquired from Robert Swallock. 

30 Elizabeth [1587-8] Simon Harvie paid a fine of 12d. for his entrance 
into a tenement with appurtenances in Halstead held of the Manor of 
Abells, acquired from John Sewall. 

31 Elizabeth [1588-9] George Sewall, son of John Sewall, paid 12d. for 
his entrance into one messuage and twenty-two acres of land and pasture 
called Partriches in Halsted and Gosfelde, late of the abovesaid John 
Sewall, his father. 

32 Elizabeth [1589-90] Thomas Sewall paid a fine of 2s. 6d. for a croft 
called Halsted croft, late parcel of Stanley Hall, on which croft a house 
is built, acquired by the gift of his father John Sewall, and the said 
Thomas paid a fine of 18d. for one other tenement and ten acres of land, 
late the gift of his father, and before that Hun wick's. Also 12d. for 
one other tenement, late John Grey's. 

33 Elizabeth [1590-1] John Reve paid a fine of 10s. for entrance into 20 
acres of land in Halstead called Busshey Lees, late acquired from Wil- 
liam Sewall, and before that of John Wangforde. 

Visitations of Essex 

According to a Swallow pedigree in the Visitations of Essex in 1552 
and 1558 a William Sewall of Halstead married Jane Swallow, daughter 
of John and Margaret (Grey) Swallow, granddaughter of John and Julian 
(Turner) Swallow, and great-granddaughter of Ralph (or John) and Johan 
(May) Swallow of Booking. This Swallow family bore for arms the follow- 
ing : Or, on a fess between three swallows volant sable a crescent of the first. 
Crest, a hind's head erased proper, collared countercompony argent and 
azure.* " Johnes Swallowe generosus " was buried at Booking, co. Essex, 
I 11 May 1562.t 

[Members of the Sewell family of northern Essex were extensive land- 
holders from the time of Edward I ; but prolonged research would be re- 

♦Harleian Society's Publications, vol. 13, pp. 14, 106. 

t Register of Saint Mary's Church, Booking, privately printed by James Junius 
I Goodwin, p. 60. 

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quired to trace back direct lines before the time of Henry VIII. From 
the foregoing data the two following groups of Sewells of Halstead have 
been arranged : 

First Group 

1. John Sewell of Halstead, co. Essex, born about 1525 and possi- 
bly son of William and Jane (Swallow) Sewall, held estates at Halstead, 
including the White Hart Inn, which in 1576-7 he conveyed to his son 
William, and which still continues as an inn. In 1584-5 he acquired of 
Nicholas Starlinge a farmhouse called Partriches, which still remains on 
the road to Gosfield. In 1587-8 he conveyed a tenement to Simon Harvie. 
He died probably about 1589. No will or administration on his estate 
has been found, and the name of his wife has not been learned. 
Children : 

2. i. William, b. abt. 1550. 

ii. George, b. abt. 1555; d. s. p. 17 Nov. 3 Charles I [1627], leaving 
John, son of his brother William, his nephew and next heir, aged 
abt. 30 years* (Inq. post Mortem) ; bur. 20 Nov. 1627; m. Kath- 

erine . In 1588-9 he succeeded to his father's farm called 

Partriches, which apparently he conveyed later to his nephew 
George Sewell, who resided there, according to the Halstead 
registers. His will was dated 25 Apr. 1625, and was proved 
3 Dec. 1627. 

3. iii. Thomas, b. abt. 1560. 

2. William Sewell (John) of Halstead, born about 1550, received by 

deed from his father the White Hart Inn in 1576-7, in 1587-8 
bought land called Ashfords of Robert Swallock. in 1590-1 sold 
land called Busshey Lees to John Reeve, and died soon after 
making his will, 1 Dec. 1609. He married, 15 Jan. 1572/3, Jane 
Boyce, who survived him. 
Children : 

i. William, bapt. 25 Oct. 1573 ; d. young. 

ii. Anne, bapt. 21 Feb. 1575/6; bur. 4 Mar. 1582/3. 

iii. Joane, bapt. 13 Feb. 1580/1 ; bur. 25 June 1581. 

iv. Thomas, b. abt. 1583 ; bur. 21 Sept. 1609. Child : 1. William, bapt. 
8 Nov. 1607; chief legatee of his grandfather's will in 1609; 
d. young. 

v. Jane, b. abt. 1586 ; m. Thomas Bellfield. 

vi. John, b probably abt. 1590; m. (1) Anne ; m. (2) Kath- 

erine Warren, widow. He was heir-at-law of his uncle George 
Sewe.L in 1627, and was of Pebmarsh and Halstead, where he suc- 
ceeded to the White Hart Inn, which he left to his son John by 
will dated 25 Oct. 1640, and proved 10 Feb. following. Children 
by first wife: 1. Jane, bapt. 17 July 1615; bur. 22 June 1640. 

2. Anne, m. Steptoe. 3. Katherine, named in the will of 

her great-uncle George Sewell in 1625. 4. Alice, bapt. 6 Aug. 
1621. He also had Elizabeth and John, perhaps by his second 

3. Thomas Sewell (John) was born about 1560, but nothing more 

has been learned about him except that he left two children : 

4. i. George, b. abt. 1585. 

ii. Richard, mentioned in the wills of his uncle George in 1625 and of 
his brother George in 1643. He married, but probably left no 

4. George Sewell (Tliomas, John) of Halstead, born about 1585, re- 

sided many years at Partriches, a farm which was probably con- 

* He was probably nearly ten years older. 

1913] Genealogical Research in England 269 

veyed to him by his uncle George Sewell, of whose will in 1625 he 
was supervisor. His own will, dated 28 Aug. 1643, was proved 
30 May 1644. The name of his first wife, whom he married about 
1608, has not been learned. He married secondly, about 1618, 

Sarah , who survived him. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Ellen,* bapt. 2 Jan. 1609/10; d. young, 

ii. Geokge,* bapt. 22 Oct. 1611; d. young, 

iii. John, living in 1643. 

iv. Sarah, living in 1643. 

Children by second wife : 

v. John, bapt. 16 Apr. 1619; living in 1643. 

vi. Steven, bapt. 6 Feb. 1623/4; d. young. 

vii. Isabel, bapt. 24 Nov. 1625 ; living in 1643. 

viii. Rebecca, bapt. 26 July 1627; living in 1643. 

ix. Philippa, bapt. 8 Mar. 1628/9 ; d. 6 Oct. 1669 ; emigrated to New 
England; m. abt. 1647f Francis Wainwright of Ipswich, Mass., 
b. in England abt. 1620, d. at Salem 19 May 1692, who m. (2) Han- 
nah . He appears in New England in 1637 as a soldier in 

the Pequot War, receiving a grant of land for this service ; later 
he became a successful merchant. His descendants for several 
generations were of great wealth, prominence, and high social 
position, and intermarried with the Saltonstall, Norton, Dudley, 
Davenport, Winthrop, and other leading families of New England. 
Children:^ 1. John, b. abt. 1648. 2. Sarah. 3. Jacob. § I.Mary. 
5. Martha, b. 24 Jan. 1658/9. 6. Simon, b. 20 Nov. 1660. 7. Mehi- 
table, b. 4 Dec. 1662. 8. Francis, b. 25 Aug. 1664. 9. Benjamin, 
b. 16 Sept. 1666. 10. Elizabeth, b. 19 July 1668. 

x. Ambrose, bapt. 4 July 1630; living in 1643. 

xi. Mary, living in 1643. 

xii. Nathan, living in 1643. 

xiii. Dorothy, living in 1643. 

xiv. Ezekiel, bur. 18 Mar. 1638/9. 

xv. Dorcas, bapt. 6 June 1640; living in 1643. 

Second Group 

1. Thomas Sewall of Halstead, co. Essex, born about 1525, held 
lands in Halstead, four acres of which he conveyed in 1576-7 to George 

Child : 
2. i. John, b. abt. 1550. 

2. John Sewell (Thomas) of Halstead, born about 1550, bought in 
1576-7 Rokehamstall and the Cangle, and in 1579-80 Halstead 
Croft and a cottage formerly of William Hunwick. In 1581-2 and 
1582-3 he conveyed the Cangle to John Nevell and William Head. 
He died in 1590, his will of 25 Feb. 1589/90 being proved 5 May 

following. He married, about 1574, Joane , who survived 


Children : 

i. Thomas, bapt. 12 Feb. 1575/6 ; succeeded to lands in Halstead called 
Hampster (or Ampster) , referred to in the will of his father and 

♦Ellen and George are presumably children of George Sewell of Partriches, al- 
though the evidence is not conclusive. 

f On 23 Nov. 1647 " ffrancis Wainewright & Phillip his wife of Ipswich in N : Eng- 
land " made William Norton their attorney to receive a legacy left to her by her father 
Georg Sewell of Hasted, co. Essex, England (Aspinwall Notarial Records, p. 112). 

J Ipswich Vital Records ; Savage, Gen. Diet., vol. 4, p. 382. 

§ Perhaps son of Francis and Philippa. 

270 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

in his own will, dated 7 Feb. 1640/1 and proved 19 Nov. 1645 ; 

m. Alice , who survived him. Children: 1. John, b. abt. 

1607. 2. Thomas, bapt. 18 June 1609. 3. Margaret, m. John 

Bray. 4. Edward, bapt. 21 Aug. 1614; bur. 25 Jan. 1627/8. 5. 

ii. John, bapt. 28 Dec. 1578 ; bur. 16 Jan. 1578/9. 
iii. Mary (twin), bapt. 14 Feb. 1579/80; d. young. 
iv. Elizabeth (twin), bapt. 14 Feb. 1579/80; living in 1590. 
v. Margaret, b. abt. 1581; living in 1590. 
vi. Joane, bapt. 11 Feb. 1582/3; living in 1590. 
vii. Alice, living in 1590. 

— E. F.] 

[To be continued] 


By Henry Winthrop Hardon, A.M., LL.B., of New York City 

[Continued from page 183] 

9. Dea. James 5 Huckins {James, 4, Robert, 3 James, 2 Robert 1 ), cordwainer, 
born in Madbury District 14 Oct. 1746, married first, about 1774, 
Dorcas Bickford, daughter of John, who was born at Newington 
29 Oct. 1755 and died 24 Oct. 1810 (family Bible) ; secondly Ruth 

, who was born in 1760 and died 30 Dec. 1820 (tombstone) ; 

and thirdly, 28 Nov. 1821 (town records), Huldah (Batchelder) 
Garland, who was born at New Hampton 10 May 1757, probably 
daughter of Carter 5 and Huldah (Moulton) and widow of Jonathan 
(Batchelder Genealogy, p. 137 ; Garland Family, p. 43). He died 
2 Mar. 1837 (tombstone). 

He was of Barrington and Barnstead, 1773, of Gilmanton, 1776, 
and of New Hampton, 1783. In 1773, while living at Barrington, 
he bought 50 acres at Gilmanton, parts of lots 5 and 6 in the Upper 
Gore, where he settled as early as 1776 (Lancaster's Gilmanton, pp. 
93, 98). In 1783 he sold the 50 acres there and bought 80 acres 
at New Hampton. He subsequently bought 244 acres and settled 
on the north side of Cooley Hill, at the head of Ames's Brook in 
New Hampton, on a farm afterwards owned by his son Robert, his 
grandson Stephen P., and (1910) by his great-grandson Stephen 
Almon Huckins. (Strafford Deeds, vol. 6, pp. 360, 414, vol. 7, p. 
100, vol. 18, pp. 185, 187, vol. 40, p. 76.) 

In 1782 he enlisted for three years' service in the Revolution 
(N. H. State Papers, vol. 16, p. 287). 

Children by first wife, the first five born at Gilmanton, the others 
at New Hampton (family record in possession, 1910, of Edwin M. 8 
Huckins of New Hampton) : 

15. 1. Robert, 6 b. 25 May 1775. 

ii. Lydia, b. 28 Nov. 1776; d. 3 Nov. 1865; m. 1795 Benjamin 
Mudgett, s. of Benjamin, of New Hampton, farmer, b. at 
Brentwood 13 Nov. 1763 (town records), d. 14 Jan. 1847. Chil- 
dren, b. at New Hampton (family record in possession, 1910, 
of Nancy S. (Mudgett) Davis of Meredith, dau. of Benjamin 7 
Mudgett) : 1. Susan, 1 b. 4 Dec. 1795; d. unm. 22 Dec. 1864. 2. 
Mary, b. 16 Jan. 1797 ; d. at Meredith 30 June 1869 ; m. 25 Dec. 

1913^ Descendants of Robert Huclcins 271 

1817 (town records) John 7 Smith, s. of John 6 and Martha 5 (Drake), 
of New Hampton and Centre Harbor, farmer, b. at New Hampton 
31 Dec. 1792, d. at Meredith 15 Sept. 1866. (Dow's Hampton, 
p. 981; Runnells's Saubornton, p. 739.) 3. Hannah, b. 27 Sept. 
1799; d. 26 Feb. 1835; m. 15 Feb. 1821 (town records) Benjamin 
Smith, s. of Paul and Susanna, of New Hampton, farmer, d. Aug. 
1847. 4. Joseph, of Holderness, farmer, b. 4 Aug. 1800; d. 
9 Jan. 1880; m. 13 Feb. 1827 {ib.) Nancy Stevens, dau. of 
David and Sarah (Webber), b. at Springfield 5 Apr. 1803, d. 3 
Nov. 1880. 5. Lydia, b. 27 Aug. 1802; d.27 Jan. 1803. Q.Abigail, 
b. 27 Oct. 1803; d. s.p. at Meredith 17 Feb. 1871; m. 25 May 

1834 (ib.) John C. Mudgett, s. of John and (Sleeper), 

of Poplin and Meredith, farmer, b. at Poplin (Fremont) 1800, d. 
23 July 1882. 7. Benjamin, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 31 Oct. 
1805 {ib.) ; d. 6 July 1847; m. 22 Aug. 1835 {ib.) Mary Ann 
Whitcher, dau. of Batchelder and Nancy (Smith), b. at Warren 22 
Oct. 1810, d. at Centre Harbor 28 Aug. 1886. 8. James H, of 
New Hampton and Meredith, farmer, b. 11 Aug. 1808; d. s.p. at 
Meredith 18 Dec. 1895 (ib.) ; m. 6 Mar. 1851 (ib.) Nancy B. Smith, 
dau. of Daniel and Mary, b. at Meredith 6 Aug. 1809, d. at New 
Hampton 8 Feb. 1885.. 9. Lydia, b. 18 Nov. 1810; d. s.p. 6 Dec. 
1881 ; m. (1) Benjamin Smith, s. of Paul and Susanna, of New 
Hampton, farmer, d. Aug. 1847 ; m. (2) Daniel Davis, s. of Nathan 
and Lois (Brown), of Nottingham and Centre Harbor, farmer, b. at 
Nottingham 28 Feb. 1811, d. at Centre Harbor 14 July 1891. 10. 
John Huclcins, of Holderness, farmer, b. 23 Nov. 1812 (ib.) ; d. 19 
Apr. 1857 (tombstone) ; m. Eleanor S. Innes, dau. of Archelaus and 
Elizabeth 6 (Cotton) (Register, vol. 59, p. 35), b. at Holderness 
Apr. 1817, d. 14 May 1883. 11. Nancy H, b. 17 May 1815 ; d. at 
South Byfield, Mass., 28 Oct. 1909 ; m. 6 Jan. 1838 Capt. Jonathan 
H. Johnson, s. of Moses and Hannah (Huntington), of Meredith 
and South Deerfield, 1843, shoemaker, officer in the Civil War, b. 
at Bristol 1 Aug. 1816, d. at South Deerfield 13 Oct. 1863. 12. 
Sarah, b. 2 Apr. 1817 ; d. unm. 20 Dec. 1850. 
iii. Abigail, b. 29 Nov. 1778 ; d. unm. 23 Oct. 1816. 
iv. Lois, b. 11 Dec. 1780; d. 25 Jan. 1864; m. at Moultonborough, 26 
July 1799 (town records), Samuel Wallace, s. of Nathaniel, of 
Moultonborough and Holderness, N. H., and of Wheelock, Vt., 
1823, farmer, b. 1 Oct. 1772, d. 27 Apr. 1823. Children, b. 
at Holderness (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Louisa E. 
(Arlin) English, of Lake Mills, Wis., dau. of Abigail 7 (Wal- 
lace) Arlin) : 1. Levi, 7 of Wheelock, Vt., 1823, and of Lake Mills, 
Wis., 1856, farmer, b. 2 Dec. 1799 ; d. at Minnesota Lake, Minn., 
1880; m. 1823 Susan R. Hubbard, dau. of Moses and Judith (Ma- 
goon), b. at Shapleigh, Me., 2 Aug. 1805, d. 2 June 1848. 2. Samuel, 
of Wheelock, Vt., 1823, and of Lake Mills, Wis., 1854, and Waterloo, 
Wis., 1857, shoemaker, farmer, b.!3Feb. 1801 ; d. at Portland, Wis., 
1891 ; m. at Wheelock, Vt., 1834, Martha Woodman, dau. of John, 
d. at Oakesdale, Wash., July 1891. 3. Lydia, b. 2 Aug. 1803 ; d. 18 
Jan. 1874 ; m. 1839 Aaron Martin, s. of Aaron and Dinah (Aldrich), 
of Wheelock, Vt., and Jefferson, Wis., 1844, farmer, b. 1812, d. 12 
June 1861. 4. Bobert, of Wheelock, Vt., and of Jefferson, Wis., 
1844, and Lake Mills, Wis., 1845, shoemaker, farmer, b. 26 July 1805 ; 
d. 22 Oct. 1876; m. (1) Elizabeth Sleeper, 23 July 1853; m. (2) 
at Hill Corners, 1854, Sarah Ames (Morrill) Bennett, dau. of Samuel 
and Mary (Chase) (Samuel Ames Family, p. 16) and widow of 
James H., b. at Canterbury 12 Oct. 1812 (town records), d. at 
Hebron, Nebr., 16 Aug. 1888. 5. Enoch, b. 13 July 1807; d. unm. 
at Lowell, Mass., or Dover, 4 July 1834. 6. Cordelia, b. 24 Feb. 
1809; d.27 Feb. 1887; m. 4 July 1834 Josiah Drew, s. of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (Wallace), of Wheelock, Vt., Jefferson, Wis., 1843, 
Waterloo, Wis., 1847, Oshkosh, Wis., 1860, Spring Valley, Minn., 
1866, and Jasper, Minn., 1878, farmer, carpenter, justice of the peace, 
b. at Holderness 10 July 1810, d. at Jasper, Minn., 27 Feb. 1901. 

272 Descendants of Robert Huclcins [July 

7. Calvin, of Lake Mills, Wis., 1846, shoemaker, farmer, b. 6 Mar. 
1811 ; d. s.p. 25 Sept. 1886 ; m. 1858 Eliza J. Martin, dau. of Aaron 
and Dinah (Aldrich), d. 8 Feb.. 1901. 8. Lois, b. 21 June 1813 ; d. at 
Wheelock, Vt., 30 June 1841 ; m. 24 Mar. 1836 Joseph Darling, s. 
of Moses and Judith (French), of Wheelock, Vt., farmer, b. at 
Wheelock, Vt., 22 Oct. 1804, Clay Centre, Nebr., 22 May 1890. 
9. John, of Waterloo, Wis., 1846, and of Madison, Wis., 1864, 
shoemaker, farmer, b. 27 Apr. 1815; d. at Chicago, 111., 10 Mar. 
1903 ; m. at Waterloo, Wis., 10 Nov. 1847, Martha Burdick, dau. of 
Peleg and liuth (Reynolds), b. at Granby, N. Y., 29 Mar. 1832, d. 
10 Oct. 1892. 10. Abigail,}). 11 Sept. 1817; d. 3 Jan. 1908; m. (1) 
1839 Madison Arlin, s. of Samuel and Elizabeth (Blanchard), of 
Canterbury, N. H., Wheelock, Vt., Rockston, P. Q., 1842, and Lake 
Mills, Wis., 1845, farmer, b. at Canterbury 12 Sept. 1815, d. 12 Feb. 
1884; m. (2) 7 May 1887 Benjamin Odiorne, s. of John and Lydia 
(Wentworth), of Lake Mills, Wis., farmer, b. at Alton, N. H., 
17 Nov. 1817, d. 16 Mar. 1896. 11. Deborah, b. 29 Dec. 1819; d. 
s.p. 1854; m. 1840 Lewis Chase of Wheelock, Vt., farmer. 12. 
James, of Lake Mills, Wis., farmer, b. 11 Feb. 1822; d. 1 Apr. 
1909; m. (1) at Lake Mills, Wis., 4 Jan. 1848, Sophronia Thayer, 
dau. of Manley and Orissa (Thayer), b. atLeyden, Lewis Co., N. Y., 
12 June 1829, d. 16 Feb. 1900; m. (2) 15 Sept. 1904 Eliza K. 
(Keyes) Joslin, dau. of Simon and Marcia (Roys) and widow 
of Leonard H., b. at Northfleld, Vt., 30 Nov. 1841, living (1910) 
at Lake Mills, Wis. 

16. v. John, b. 17 Dec. 1782. 

vi. Esther, b. 20 Mar. 1785 ; d. 8 Aug. 1874 ; m.* at New Hampton, 23 
Jan. 1804 (town records), John Smith, s. of John, of New Hamp- 
ton, farmer, b. at New Hampton. Children, b. at New Hampton : 
1. Nancy, 7 b. 6 Feb. 1807; d. 7 Sept. 1881; m. 19 Dec. 1825 Peter 
Hanaford, s. of Benjamin and Mary (Wait), of New Hampton, 
farmer, b. at New Hampton 6 May 1803, d. 3 May 1882. 2. Mary, 
b. 5 Nov. 1808; d. 1 Apr. 1871; m. 28 Mar. 1837 William Chase 6 
Sanborn, s. of Walter 6 and Jane (Chase) (Sanborn Family, p. 
208), of New Hampton and Laconia, carpenter, b. at New Hamp- 
ton 10 Nov. 1807, d. 1 Apr. 1871. 3. Dorcas H., b. 25 July 1810; 
d. 4 Aug. 1844; m. 6 June 1836 John Buzzell 7 Huckins (42), s. 
of John** and Judith (Perkins). 4. Abigail, b. 1812; d. 16 July 
1851 (town records) ; m. (1) 15 Nov. 1831 (ib.) Stephen Dolloff of 
Meredith; m. (2) 1841 Jonathan Dolloff 7 Huckins (49), s. of 
Daniel 6 and Abigail (Dow). 5. John Mooney, of New Hampton, 
farmer, b. 1 Jan. 1814; d. 1 Mar. 1876; m. 1840 (int. rec. 28 May 
1840) Rachel J. 7 Huckins, dau. of John 6 (16) and Judith (Perkins). 
6. Judith, m. James Horn of New Hampton, farmer. 7. Daniel T., 
of New Hampton, farmer, b. 18 July 1819 ; d. 29 Apr. 1892 ; m. 15 
Mar. 1847 Sarah Elizabeth Drake, dau. of John and Abigail 
(Hanaford), b. at New Hampton 19 Mar. 1826, d. at Bristol 1 Apr. 
1905. 8. Phebe T., m. 28 Nov. 1840 (town records) William P. 
Dolloff, s. of William and Mary (Emmons), of New Hampton, car- 
penter, farmer, b. at Bristol 21 May 1816, d. at New Hampton 2 
Mar. 1894. 9. Esther, b. 1825; d. 27 June 1854 (tombstone) ; m. 
7 Mar. 1842 (town records), as his second wife, John Sherburn 
Corliss, s. of Reuben and Mary (Bamford) (Corliss Family, p. 
101), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at Alexandria 12 Oct. 1812, d. 
3 Sept. 1870. 10. Thomas P., of New Hampton, farmer, m. 15 
June 1853 (town records) Harriett L. George, adopted dau. of 
Stephen Magoon. 11. Clarissa K., b. 7 Apr. 1830 ; d. 1 July 1903 ; 
m. George 8 Huckins, s. of Eliphalet 7 (34) and Fanny (Hanaford). 
12. Joseph, of Brockton, Mass., shoe-worker, b. 30 Nov. 1833; 
d. s.p. 23 Nov. 1890; m. 10 Nov. 1853 Joanna Drake, dau. of John 
and Abigail (Hanaford), b. at New Hampton 27 Apr. 1829, living 
(1910) at Brockton, Mass. 

17. vii. Daniel, b. 11 Jan. 1787. 

18. viii. James, b. 7 Jan. 1789. 

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ix. Mary (Polly), b. 21 Feb. 1791 (town records) ; d. 25 Apr. 1852; 
m. at New Hampton, 24 May 1811 (ib.), Stephen Smith, s. of 
Stephen and Mary, of New Hampton and Meredith Centre, 1841, 
farmer, b. at New Hampton 28 Jan. 1790 (ib.),d. at New Hampton 
Dec. 1863 (ib.). Children, b. at New Hampton: 1. Sarah, 7 b. 
29 Mar. 1812 (ib.). 2. Hannah Huckins, b. 11 Nov. 1813 (ib.) ; d. 
31 Jan. 1842 (tombstone) ; m. 11 June 1836 John Sherburn Corliss, 
s of Reuben and Mary (Bamford), of New Hampton, farmer, b. 
at Alexandria 12 Oct. 1812, d. 3 Sept. 1870. 3. Daniel T., b. 15 
Apr. 1816; d. 1 July 1816 (tombstone). 4. Dow, of Quincy, Mass., 
quarryman. 5. Stephen Thurston, of New Hampton. 6. George 
Sullivan, of Wisconsin. 7. Benjamin. 8. Elizabeth. 9. John Y., 
b. 1835; d. 19 Mar. 1841 (tombstone). 
19. x. Charles, b. 11 Jan. 1793. 

xi. Hannah, b. 22 Jan. 1796 ; d. at Plymouth 17 Feb. 1882; m. 23 Jan. 
1820 Bradbury Wilkinson, s. of Benning (who was a soldier 
from Salisbury, Mass., in the Revolution) and Deborah (Langley), 
of Gilford, 1820, and of Campton, 1828, farmer, soldier in the 
War of 1812, pensioner, b. at Allenstown 19 Apr. 1793, d. at 
Campton 22 Nov. 1851. Children, the first three born at Gilford, 
the others at Campton (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Brad- 
bury J. 8 Wilkinson, s. of Charles H. 7 of Antrim) : 1. Mary P., 7 
b. 20 Nov. 1820 ; d. July 1878 ; m. in Boston, 28 Nov. 1848, Ephraim 
Albert 8 Chandler, s. of John 7 and Marian F. (Darling) (Chandler 
Genealogy, p. 1084), of Wheelock, Vt., farmer, b. at Wheelock, Vt., 
18 Dec. 1818, d. 6 Feb. 1892. 2. Warren W., of Plymouth, farmer, 
real-estate dealer, town officer, b. 1 Jan. 1823; living (1910) ; m. 
8 Apr. 1847 Mary M. Moses, dau. of John and Nancy (Adams) t 
b. at Campton 22 Aug. 1826, d. at Plymouth 31 Oct. 1904. 3. 
John H, of Plymouth, railroad employee, b. 18 Dec. 1824; d. 31 
Dec. 1870; m. {!) 27 Oct. 1852 Nancy Robie, dau. of Samuel and 
Eunice (Roberts), b. at New Hampton 20 Dec. 1826, d. 13 July 
1862 ; m. (2) 15 Apr. 1863 Mary Charlotte Smith, dau. of Daniel M. 
and Hannah (Abbott), b. at Holderness 14 May 1834, d. at Laconia 
4. Apr. 1913. 4. Lovina, b. 6 Feb. 1828; d. s.p. at Campton 1849; 
m. at Merrimack, 6 Feb. 1849, Alfred Page, s. of Samuel and 
Vashti (Dustin), of Campton, tinsmith, b. at Campton 13 Aug. 
1823, d. at Wentworth 2 May 1893. 5. Charles II., of Plymouth, 
1857, dairy farmer, b. 5 Apr. 1830; d. 6 May 1897 (town records) ; 
m. (1) Sept. 1864 Hortense Brown, dau. of Benjamin and Mary 
(Colby), b. at Rumney 1 July 1833, d. 31 July 1865 ; m. (2) 2 Sept. 
1867 Martha E. L. Colby, dau. of Anthony and Esther (Smith), b. 
at Franklin 24 June 1841, d. 18 June 1872; m. (3) 24 Jan. 1876 
Hannah Powers, dau. of Gideon and Hannah (Crosby), b. at Hebron 
3 May 1831, d. at Rumney 13 Aug. 1897. 6. George II., of Laconia, 
tinsmith, b. 26 May 1837; d. 3 May 1899 {ib.) ; m. (1) 29 Nov. 
1862 Mary D. Wilkinson, dau. of Jacob and Leah (Randlett), b. at 
Gilford 1838, d. May 1874; m. (2) 28 Oct. 1878 Elizabeth A. Tyler, 
dau. of James and Clara (Damon), b. at Canaan 23 Apr. 1846, d. 
at Laconia 14 Oct. 1912. 

xii. Nancy, b. 14 Mar. 1799 ; d. 5 Dec. 1871 (tombstone) ; m. 22 Jan. 
1818 (town records) Samuel Plaisted, s. of Samuel and Margery 6 
(Huckins) (14, i). Children, b. at New Hampton (family Bible 
in possession, 1910, of Edward M. 8 Huckins of New Hampton) : 
1. Oren C., 7 of New Hampton, farmer, b. 19 Nov. 1818; d. 18 
Nov. 1885 (town records) ; m. (1) 8 Oct. 1844 his cousin, Judith 
P. 7 Huckins (16, ix), dau. of John 6 and Mary (Burnham) ; m. (2) 
20 June 1868 (ib.) Nancy (Rowe), dau. of John and Mary (Scrib- 
ner) and former wife of Alexander Frost, b. at Hill, d. 2 May 
1908. 2. Benaiah D., of Meredith, merchant, b. 25 Oct. 1820; d. 
8 Dec. 1902 ; m. (1) Amanda Carr, dau. of David, b. at Holder- 
ness, d. s.p. 27 Feb. 1861 (ib.) ; m. (2) Laura Bemis, dau. of 
Isaac and Laura (Hadley), b. at Bethlehem 3 June 1840, d. 27 Sept. 
1878 (ib.) ; m. (3) 20 Nov. 1881 Lovilla E. (Woodman) John- 

274 Descendants of Robert Huclcins [July 

son, dau. of Andrew and Hannah (Bacon) and widow of Joseph G., 
b. at Boscawen 22 July 1829, d. 6 Jan. 1904. 3.. Mary Ann, b. 
5 Jan. 1823; d. 28 July 1894; m. 26 Apr. 1842 her cousin, Calvin 
Smith 7 Huckins (45), s. of John 6 and Mary (Burnham). 4. Mar- 
tha #., b. 28 Aug. 1825 ; d. 12 Feb. 1904 ; m. 11 Sept. 1846 her cousin, 
Horace 7 Huckins (59), s. of Charles 6 and Susan (Wilkinson). 5. 
James H., of Meredith, farmer, b. 3 Nov. 1828; d. 16 Aug. 1908; 
m. (1) 15 Nov. 1849 his cousin, Almira S. 7 Huckins, (19, vi), 
dau. of Charles 6 and Susan (Wilkinson) ; m. (2) 26 Jan. 1856 (ib.) 
Sarah E. Harte, dau. of John and Mary (Webster), b. at Sandwich 
. 24 Feb. 1830, d. 18 Apr. 1901. 6. Susan M., b. 11 Feb. 1831; d. 
7 Aug. 1903 (ib.) ; m. 30 Nov. 1849 her cousin, Timothy P. Smith 7 
Huckins (60), s. of Charles 6 and Susan (Wilkinson). 7. Samuel, of 
Ashland, farmer, b. 29 July 1833 ; living (1910) ; m. 14 Feb. 1856 his 
third cousin, Phebe Plaisted, dau. of Horace Lyman and Sarah H. 
(Taylor), b. at New Hampton 10 Aug. 1836, living (1910). 8. 
Charles H., of Meredith, b. 26 Jan. 1836; d. unm. 22 Apr. 1857 
(tombstone). 9. Amanda, b. 28 June 1838 ; living (1910) at Mere- 
dith; m. 14 Jan. 1854 Hiram McCrillis, s. of Benjamin and Nancy 
A. (Huntress), of Centre Harbor, farmer, b. at Centre Harbor 
1833, d. 1 June 1901. 

10. Robert 5 Huckins (John, 4 Robert? James, 2 Robert 1 ), yeoman, born at 
Oyster River Parish 28 June 1725 and baptized 29 Aug. 1725, 
married, 25 Sept. 1746, Hannah 2 Boody, daughter of Zechariah 1 
(Strafford Deeds, vol. 1, p. 17), and died before 5 Nov. 1793, when 
his will, dated 24 Jan. 1785, was proved (Strafford Probate Records, 
vol. 4, p. 49). His will mentions his wife Hannah, his sons Robert, 
Israel, Jonathan, and Andrew, and his daughters Rebecca and 

In 1773 he was living at Madbury on a farm of 70 acres which 
he had of his father (Strafford Deeds, vol. 1, p. 60). 

Children, born probably at Madbury : 

i. Rebecca, 6 b.15 Nov. 1747 ; m. Lucas of Wolf eborough, farmer. 

20. ii. Robert, b. 25 Apr. 1750. 

iii. Hannah, b. 5 Oct. 1753 ; d. 4 Dec. 1755. 

iv. Abigail, b. 10 Oct. 1756. 

v. John, b. 17 July 1759 ; d. 30 Aug. 1759. 

21. vi. Israel, b. 15 Sept. 1760. 

vii. Jonathan, of Madbury, farmer, soldier in the Revolution (N. H, 
State Papers, vol. 14, p. 225), b. 31 Mar. 1763 ; d. s.p. ; m. 3 Nov. 
1784 (town records) Lydia Hanson, dau. of James, b. at Barring- 
ton 7 June 1766. 

22. viii. Andrew, b. 15 Aug. 1768. 

ix. Hannah Boody, m. 1777 Hunking 6 Dame, s. of Moses* and Anna 
(Hunking) (Register, vol. 65, p. 217), of Lee, tanner, b. at Lee 
1744, d. 1827. Children, b. at Lee (ib. ; family Bible in posses- 
sion, 1910, of Charles Dame of Lee): 1. Anna, 7 b. 1780; d. 
24 Feb. 1848 ; m. (1) 2 Feb. 1803 (town records) her double cousin, 
Moses 7 Huckins (61), s. of Robert 6 and Mary 6 (Dame); m. (2), 
as his second wife, Moses Davis of Lee. 2. Sarah, b. 1783; d. 
1843; m. at Lee 1806 (ib.) William 7 Bartlett, s. of Josiah D. 6 
and Ruth (Whittier) (Greeley family, p. 159), of Lee, New Dur- 
ham, and Dover, farmer, b. at Lee 15 Aug. 1782, d. 9 July 1843. 
3. Hunking, of Nottingham, innkeeper, farmer, b. 16 May 1786; 
d. 16 Feb. 1852 ; m. at Lee, 1809 (town records), Lydia C. Durgin, 
dau. of Josiah, b. at Lee 6 Mar. 1790, d. 6 Mar. 1847. 4. Israel, of Lee, 
farmer, miller, b. 26 Aug. 1788; d. 3 Apr. 1872; m. at Lee, 1810 (ib.), 
Hannah Durgin, dau. of Josiah, b. at Lee 3 May 1794. 5. Abigail, 
b. 1790; m. 1813 (ib.) Charles Rundlett of Durham. 6. Susan, 
b. 15 Feb. 1793; d. 17 Aug. 1885; m. 25 Dec. 1817 Jonathan Wat- 
son Emerson, s. of Stephen and Eunice (Watson) of Northwood, 












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carpenter, b. at Northwood 23 Jan. 1792, d. at Lyme 1861. 7. 
Stephen, of Durham, farmer, b. 1796; d. unm. at Durham 1878. 
8. Jonathan, b. 1798 ; d. 1807. 

11. John 5 Huckins (John* Robert* James* Robert 1 ), yeoman, born in 

Oyster River Parish and baptized 25 Sept. 1737, married Mary 

, who was born 1730 and died 20 Apr. 1820, aged 90 years 

(tombstone). He died at Barrington 20 Dec. 1794 (tombstone at 
Strafford, which states incorrectly his age at death). 

He was of Madbury District in 1743, but about 1773 removed 
with his father to Barrington and settled on land overlooking Bow 
Lake, in what is now Strafford, where the widow of Daniel 8 Huckins 
(Joseph, 7 John 6 ) was living in 1910. Lie was moderator and sur- 
veyor of highways at Barrington. 

Children, probably all born at Madbury: 

John, 6 b. abt. 1759. 

James, b. abt. 1762. 

Samuel (probably), b. abt. 1764. 

Mary (Mollie), b. 1766; d. unm. at Strafford 20 May 1851 (tomb- 
stone) . 

Phebe, m. 31 Oct. 1782 Ebenezer Hayes of Barrington, farmer 
(N. II. Gen. Record, vol. 4, p. 151; McDuffie's Rochester, p. 608). 

Lydia, d. unm. at Meredith. 

Ebenezer (probably), b. abt. 1775. 

Perhaps others of whom no record has been found. 

12. Isaac 6 Huckins (Robert* Robert, 2, James* Robert 1 ), yeoman, born at 

Madbury 22 Feb. 1747 (Stearns's Plymouth, vol. 2, p. 358), mar- 
ried, before 1774, Lydia Clat, who was born 7 Dec. 1749. He 
was of Durham, 1768, Barrington, 1773, Barnstead, 1777, Chichester, 
1777, and Pittsfield, 1790. He was living 29 Sept. 1814 (Rock- 
ingham Deeds, vol. 205, p. 341), but was dead 5 Dec. 1818 (ib., vol. 
238, p. 6). 

Children (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Isaac S. 8 Huckins 
of Bay City, Mich.) : 

i. Isaac, 6 of Pittsfield, b. 29 Nov. 1774 ; d. bef . 21 May 1800 (Rocking- 
ham Probate Records, vol. 33, p. 267) , leaving a widow Mehitable, 
at whose request administration was granted to Dr. Benjamin 
Kelly of Loudon. It appears from the petition (original package, 
6695) to sell his real estate that he left two children, of whom one 
was probably Isaac, not yet of age on 5 Dec. 1818 (Rockingham 
Deeds, vol. 238, p. 5) . His widow was living at that date at Pitts- 
field (ib.). 

27. ii. Joseph, b. 6 Aug. 1777. 

28. iii. Samuel, b. 22 Nov. 1781. 
iv. Abigail, b. 16 Aug. 1784 ; d. unm. 
v. James, of Bridgewater, b. 4 Aug. 1789; m. 4 June 1823 (town 

records) Nancy Brown of Northfield ; no further record, 
vi. John, b. 4 Apr. 1792 ; no further record. 

13. Lieut. Thomas 5 Huckins ( Thomas, 4 Robert, 9 James, 2 Robert 1 ), joiner, 

born at Durham 28 Mar. 1736, married Sarah , who was 

born 12 Apr. 1736 and died at Freedom 11 Mar. 1826. He died 
6 Mar. 1786. His will, dated 25 Feb. 1786 and proved 16 Aug. 
1786 (Strafford Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 230), mentions his wife 
Sarah and all his children except Abijah, Israel, and Paul, who 
were then dead. The inventory amounted to £847. 19s. Id. 

vol. lxvii. 18 

276 Descendants of Robert Huchins [July 

He was of Lee, 1766, and in 1772 he had 120 acres there 
(Strafford Deeds, vol. 41, p. 94). 

He enlisted first in Tasker's company for the Crown Point ex- 
pedition (Adjutant-General's Report, 1866, vol. 2, pp. 138, 139), 
then in Moor's company, which took part in the battle of Lake 
George, 8 Sept. 1755, and was styled lieutenant in the town records 
of Lee as early as 1772. He was successively constable and sur- 
veyor at Lee. 

Children, born at Durham (family record compiled by Albert 
Ward, son of Lois 7 (Huckins), in possession, 1910, of George 
Frank 9 Huckins of Freedom) : 

i. Sarah, 6 b. 5 Oct. 175G ; m. Joseph 2 Durgin, s. of John 1 and Su- 
sanna (Pitmau) (Cogswell's Nottingham, p. 681), of Lee and 
North Effingham, farmer, b. at Durham 1753, d. 1834. Children 
(£5., p. 682) : 1. Sarah, 7 m. Noah Shaw, perhaps s. of Joseph 
and Deborah (Durgin). 2. Lydia, m. Jeremiah Stokes of North- 
wood. 3. Noah, of Freedom, farmer, b. 1780 (?). 4. Dudley 
Leavitt, of Effingham, m. 29 Nov. 1821 (town records) Sophia 
Milliken, b. at Effingham (?). 5. Love, b. 22 Mar. 1789 ; d. 17 May 
1845 ; m. (1) 30 Sept. 1808 John Taylor, s. of Eliphalet and Abigail 
(Runnells) (Runnells Family, p. 139), of Effingham, N. H., and 
of Porter, Me., b. at Northwood 1787 ; m. (2) 12 June 1819, as his 
second wife, Elisha Stanley of Porter, Me., b. at Shapleigh, Me., 
13 Feb. 1787, d. 7 July 1862. 6. Thomas, of Effingham, farmer, 
b. 8 Aug. 1791 (town records) ; d. 17 June 1844 (tombstone) ; m. 
Abigail Taylor, dau. of Eliphalet and Abigail (Runnells) (Runnells 
Family, p. 139), b. at Northwood 28 Sept. 1790, d. 21 Mar. 1858 
(tombstone). 7. Eunice, b. 1799; d. 1869 (town records); m. at 

Effingham, 8 Jan. 1827 (ib.), John Young, s. of Daniel and ■ 

(Nason), of Freedom, farmer, b. at Ossipee 1804, d. 23 Feb. 1886 
(ib.). 8. Polly, d. unm. 

ii. Mary, b. 4 July 1759; d. at London, Ont., 1839; m. 1777 Thomas* 
Randall, s. of Miles 4 (Nathaniel, 3 Richard, 2 Richard 1 ) and Abi- 
gail 2 (Runnells) , of Lee, N. H., Parsonsfield, Me., and London, Out., 
1808, merchant, farmer, drayman, b. at Lee 1758, d. at Quebec 
1818. Children: 1. Thomas, 7 of Parsonsfield, Me., and Eaton, 
N. H., mariner, farmer, poet, b. 18 June 1778; d. 7 Apr. 1869 ; m. 
Aug. 1798 (town records) Lydia Mathes, dau. of Gideon (?) and 
Ann (Whitcher), b. at Lee 11 Dec. 1779, d. 31 Aug. 1866 (Runnells 
Family, p. 123; History of Parsonsfield, p. 399). 2. Job, of Lee, 
N. H., and Newburyport, Mass., carpenter, b. 13 Oct. 1785; d. 13 
Sept. 1837; m. 10 May 1808 Lydia Davis, dau. of Moses and Re- 
becca (Plummer),b. at Newburyport, Mass., 15 Apr. 1787, d. 2 
Oct. 1864. 3. Paul, of Melbourne, Ont., farmer, preacher. 4. 
Jonathan, of Canada and of Bangor, Me., preacher. 5. Israel, 
of London, Ont., and of Danville, Vt., farmer. 6. Abigail, d. 19 
Feb. 1868 ; m. 29 Sept. 1805 Tobias 5 Libby, s. of Isaac 4 and Sarah 
(Coleman) (Libby Family, p. 226), of Porter, Me., farmer, town 
officer, b. at Rochester 2 Apr. 1783, d. 30 June 1858. 7. Mary, 
m. Thomas 7 Huckins (88), s. of Josiah 6 and Mary (Randall). 8. 

Sarah, m. Hall (Runnells Family, p. 123). 9. Warren, of 

London, Ont., and Port Huron, Mich., manufacturer, preacher. 
29. iii. Simon, b. 1 Jan. 1762. 

iv. Lydia, b. 27 Feb. 1764; d. 15 July 1856; m. 1790 (?) Daniel Wat- 
son, s. of Daniel and Eunice, of Effingham, farmer, b. at San- 
down 25 Dec. 1765, d. at Farmington 11 June 1853 (town records). 
Children, born at Effiingham : 1. Elizabeth W., 7 b. Sept. 1791; 
m. 7 Nov. 1822 (ib.) Thomas Andrews, s. of Amos, of Effingham, 
farmer. 2. Hannah, b. Dec. 1792, d. unm. 1870. 3. Hale, of 
Freedom, farmer, b. 12 Aug. 1795 ; d. 7 July 1883 ; m. 12 Jan. 1823 
(ib.) Martha 6 Thurston, dau. of Oliver 5 and Anstress (Cross) 
(Thurston Family, p. 124), b. at Meredith 1 Dec. 1803, d. 16 Feb. 

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1893. 4. Paul C, of Effingham, Tamworth, 1842, and Chatham, 
1845, farmer, b. 19 May 1805; d. at Chatham 18 Jan. 1888; m. 17 
June 1823 (town records) his cousin, Hannah 7 Huckins, dau. of 
Dea. Simon 6 (29) and Lois (Randall). 

v. Thomas, b. 18 Apr. 1766; d. 8 Aug. 1789. 
30. vi. Josiah, b. 19 May 1768. 

vii. Love, b. 2 Sept. 1770; d. unm. 18 Apr. 1790. 

viii. Abijah, b. 24 Aug. 1772 ; d. 25 Oct. 1780. 

ix. Israel, b. 11 June 1775; d. 25 Oct. 1780. 

x. Hannah, b. 14 Sept. 1777; m. at Madbury, 20 Apr. 1800 (town rec- 
ords), Osgood Ward of Lee, farmer. 

xi. Paul, b. 29 Feb. 1780; d. 21 Oct. 1780. 

14. Joseph 5 Huckins {Joseph* Robert* James, 2 Robert 1 ), joiner, born at 
Durham 30 June 1736, married first, about 1758, Mary 4 Kelly, 
daughter of Holdrich 3 (Roger, 2 Roger 1 ) and Hannah (Whitaker), 
who was born at Stratham 17 Apr. 1733 and died at Gilmanton 
7 Mar. 1791; and secondly, 8 May 1791 (town records), Sarah 
(Glines) Merrill, widow, of Gilmanton. He died at Barnstead 
3 Apr. 1819, and was buried in the Merrill burying-ground at 
Barnstead, near Seward's Hill, on the Province Road (Jewett's 
Barnstead, p. 119). His will, dated 11 May 1815 and proved 26 
Apr. 1819, mentions his wife Sarah, all his children except Stephen, 
and Mary, daughter of his son Samuel (Strafford Probate Records, 
vol. 23, p. 53). 

He was of Nottingham, 1762, and in 1770 bought 200 acres at 
Gilmanton, parts of lots 5 and 6 in the Upper Gore (Strafford 
Deeds, vol. 7, p. 66). He was of Gilmanton, 1773, and of Barns- 
tead, 1793. Until 1790 there were but three houses at Gilmanton 
Corner. That of Joseph Huckins stood by the brook since called 
Huckins's Brook, near the present site of Gilmanton Academy 
(Lancaster's Gilmanton, p. 136). 

He was a soldier in the Revolution (ib. p. 119). 

Children by first wife, the first two born at Lee, the last at Gil- 
manton, the others at Nottingham (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Nancy Jennie 8 (Huckins) Carr of Ashland) : 

i. Margery, 6 b. 5 Mar. 1759 ; d. 6 Mar. 1838 (tombstone) ; m. at Gil- 
manton, 29 Nov. 1781 (town records), Samuel Plaisted, s. of 
William* and Judith 4 (Ricker) (Tate's MS. Diary, p. 15; Maine 
Genealogist, vol. 2, p. 107), of New Hampton, 1777, farmer, sol- 
dier in the Revolution (N. H. State Papers, vol. 15, p. 172), b. at 
Dover (Somersworth) 1757, d. 15 Sept. 1833 (tombstone). In 
1779 he purchased 50 acres in the northeasterly corner of New 
Hampton, on the easterly slope of Pettee Hill, at the head of 
Plaisted Brook, where (1910) Rodney 8 Huckins lives. Children, 
born at New Hampton (see town records) : 1. Judith, 1 b. 23 Aug. 
1782 ; m. 11 Sept. 1803 Bradbury Keniston of New Hampton, far- 
mer. 2. Stephen, of Ashland, farmer, b. 19 Sept. 1784; d. 15 Jan. 
1853 ; m. 6 Jan. 1809 Hannah Clark, dau. of Joseph and Hannah 
(Clough), b. at Rumney 25 Feb. 1783, d. 6 Mar. 1857. 3. Richer, 
of New Hampton, farmer, b. 3 Jan. 1787 ; d. 1869 ; m. (1) 1 Oct. 
1800 Eunice Perkins ; m. (2) Sarah Smith, widow, d. 1803 ; m. (3) 
9 June 1867 Eliza Jane Hawkins, widow of Jacob, b. 1830. 4. 
Joseph, of Monmouth, Me., 1819, and of Phillips, Me., 1825, farmer, 
b. 3 Mar. 1789; d. at Lowell, Mass.; m. Lois Kelly, b. at Mere- 
dith, d. at Phillips, Me. 5. Sarah, b. 3 Aug. 1791; d. s.p. • m. 
5 June 1834 Simeon Johnson of Campton, farmer. 6. Hannah, b. 
22 Aug. 1793; d. unm. 11 Sept. 1843 (tombstone). 7. Samuel, of 

Vide supra, p. 188. 

278 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

New Hampton, farmer, b. 24 July 1795; d. 10 June 1888; m. (1) 
22 Jan. 1818 Nancy 6 Huckins, dau. of James 6 (9) and Dorcas (Bick- 
ford; m. (2) 4 Apr. 1872 Mary (Carter) Smith, dau. of Par- 
sons and widow of Nathan, b. at Sandwich 17 Dec. 1806, d. at 
Meredith 6 Apr. 1885. 8. William, of New Hampton, N. H., Range- 
ley, Me., 1830, and Phillips, Me., 1840, farmer, b. 30 May 1797; d. 
11 Mar. 1886; m. 18 Jan. 1823 Sarah Tucker, b. at Meredith Apr. 
1799, d. at Chesterville, Me., 11 Feb. 1895. 9. Mary (Polly), b. 
8 June 1799 ; d. 2 Sept. 1858 ; m. 9 Apr. 1820 Peter Ames of 
Holderness, farmer, b. at Gilford Feb. 1792, d. at Meredith 25 Dec. 
ii. Stephen, b. 4 Apr. 1760; enlisted 4 July 1780 for the West Point 
expedition ; d. at West Point 28 Aug. 1780 (N. H. State Papers, 
vol. 16, pp. 121, 164). 

31. iii. John, b. 24 Mar. 1762. 

iv. Mary, b. 1 Feb. 1766; d. 1834; m. 22 Oct. 1787 (town records) 
William 5 Boynton, s. of John 4 and Anna (Smith) (Boynton 
Family, p. 43), of Gilmanton, 1786, New Hampton, 1789, and 
Meredith, 1798, farmer, b. at Nottingham 20 Sept. 1761, d. 20 
Sept. 1814 (N. H. Genealogy, p. 748). Children, the first born at 
Gilmanton, the last three at Meredith, the others at New Hampton 
(Boynton Family, p. 43) : 1. William, 7 of Bangor, Me., teacher, 
civil engineer, surveyor, b. 13 Mar. 1786 ; m. 8 Dec. 1812 his cousin, 
Mary A. 7 Huckins, dau. of Joseph 6 (32) and Mary (Jenness), b. 
at Parsonsfield, Me., 27 July 1794, d. Aug. 1872. 2. Joseph, of 
Meredith, farmer, b. 25 Apr. 1790; d. 12 Sept. 1833; m. 8 Dec. 
1811 Nancy 6 St. Clair, dau. of Thomas* and Nancy (Pike) (Sinclair 
Family, p. 103), b. at Meredith 17 Dec. 1795, d. 15 Oct. 1854. 3. 
Mary, b. 22 Mar. 1791 ; d. at Bridgewater 31 July 1S62 ; m. at New 
Hampton, 8 Dec. 1811 (town records), Joseph Godfrey 7 Dow, s. of 
Levi 6 and Abigail (Godfrey) (Dow's Hampton, p. 683), of New 
Hampton, farmer, b. at New Hampton 30 Aug. 1789, d. 3 Dec. 
1831. 4. Nancy, b. 10 Apr. 1793; d. at Lowell, Mass., 22 June 
1849 ; m. 12 Sept. 1819 (town records) her cousin, Nicholas Gilman 6 
Seward, s. of George 6 and Sarah 6 (Huckins) (14, viii). 5. Joan 
Stevens, b. 8 Jan. 1796; d. 21 July 1877; m. 20 Nov. 1816 James 6 
Proctor, s. of Thomas 5 and Frances (Kimball) (Proctor Family, 
p. 88), of Lowell, Mass., manufacturer, builder, b. at Loudon 8 
May 1795, d. 28 Sept. 1862. 6. Ebenezer, of New Hampton, Mere- 
dith, Plymouth, 1841, Canterbury, 1853, and Lisbon, farmer, b. 26 
Dec. 1798; d. 16 Mar. 1881; m. (1) 18 May 1823 Betsey S. Hart, 
dau. of Theodore and Abigail (Smith), b. at Meredith 1 Nov. 1803, 
d. 13 June 1836; m. (2) 8 Oct. 1836 Susan R. 7 Huckins, dau. of 
Robert 6 (15) and Deborah (Gordon); m. (3) 29 Oct. 1856 Mrs. 
Hannah B. Cheney; m. (4) 12 July 1865 (town records) Mrs. 
Betsey Kelsey. 7. Charles Glidden, b. 9 Aug. 1801; d. unm. 25 
Apr. 1823. 8. Sarah Jane, b. 25 Dec. 1803; d. unm. 

32. v. Joseph, b. 27 Oct. 1767. 

vi. Eunice, b. 15 July 1769; d. 3 July 1825; m. (1) at Gilmanton, 30 
Dec. 1790 (town records), as his second wife, Nicholas 7 Gilman, 
s. of Joshua 6 and Esther 4 (Sanborn) (Gilman Family, p. 240), of 
Gilmanton, farmer, b. at Kensington 5 Sept. 1760, d. 22 Nov. 1798 ; 
m. (2) Benjamin Guernsey. Children by first husband, born 
probably at Gilmanton (Gilman family, p. 248 ; History of Gil- 
manton, p. 272) : 1. Joshua, of Effingham. 2. Joseph. 3. Eliza- 
beth. Child by second husband : 4. Samuel. 

33. vii. Samuel, b. 12 July 1771. 

viii. Sarah, b. 9 Oct. 1773; d. at Milton, Mass., 21 Nov. 1847; m. at 
Gilmanton, 11 Feb. 1794 (town records), George 6 Seward, s. of 
Joseph 4 and Lucy (Lang) of Barrington, N. H., 1794, Walden, Vt., 
1796, and Barnsteacl, N. H., 1800, farmer, b. at Portsmouth 5 Apr. 
1771, d. at Milton, Mass., 3 June 1854. Children, the first two born 
at Walden, Vt., the others at Barnstead, N. H. (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of George R. 8 Seward, s. of George W., 7 of Bos- 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huchins 279 

ton) : 1. Eunice, 7 b. 17 Feb. 1797; d. 28 Jan. 1891; m. 11 Apr. 
1816 Oliver 6 Dennett, s. of Moses 5 and Elizabeth (Nutter), of 
Barnstead, farmer, b. at Barnstead 6 Nov. 1780, d. 11 July 1865. 
2. Nicholas Gilman, of Meredith, farmer, b. 9 Feb. 1799; d. at 
Eipon, Wis., 18 Aug. 1862; m. 12 Sept. 1819 (town records) his 
cousin, Nancy Boynton, dau. of William and Mary 6 (Huckins) 
(14, iv.). 3. Joseph, of Barnstead, farmer, b. 27 June 1801; d. 
s. p. ; m. Eunice Guernsey, b. at Effingham. 4. Sarah, b. 11 Dec. 
1803 ; d. 5 Dec. 1877 ; m. John 8 Adams, s. of William 7 and Hannah 
(Jacobs) (Adams History, p. 435), of Barnstead, carpenter, b. at 
Barnstead 1800, d. 28 Nov. 1877. 5. Mehitable, b. 8 June 1805; 
d. 23 June 1819. 6. Mary Kelly, b. 16 Feb. 1807; d. 12 Jan. 1889 ; 
m. 27 Oct. 1825 (town records) her cousin, Joshua 6 Seward, s. of 
Samuel 5 and Mary (Edgerly), of Wakefield, farmer, b. at Wake- 
field 13 Dec. 1802, d. 7 Feb. 1866. 7. Eliza Pay son, b. 24 Apr. 
1809; d. at Melrose, Mass., 28 Aug. 1890; m. 28 Apr. 1836 James 
Barnes, s. of Stephen and Elizabeth (Park), of Lowell, Mass., 
clergyman, b. at Marlborough, Mass., 3 June 1799, d. at Man- 
chester, N. H., 9 Jan. 1857. 8. Ruth Jane, b. 24 June 1811; d. at 
Newton, Mass., 9 Aug. 1901; m. 28 Mar. 1832 Nathaniel 7 Wilson, 
s. of James 6 and Lucinda (Page) (Nathaniel Wilson Chart), of 
Lowell, Mass., and Lawrence, Mass., druggist, postmaster, city 
treasurer, b. at Pelham, N. H., 10 Oct. 1808, d. at Lawrence, Mass., 
15 Mar. 1854. 9. George Washington, of Milton, Mass., bridge- 
builder, b. 26 Sept. 1813; d. at Cambridge, Mass., 21 Aug. 1880; 
m. 7 Apr. 1839 Lucy Amanda Derby, dau. of Rufus and Sarah 
(Bragdon), b. at Lyman, Me., 24 Apr. 1818, d. 19 Dec. 1903. 10. 
Lucy Ann, b. 24 Feb. 1817; d. in Boston 15 June 1870; m. in Bos- 
ton, 7 Sept. 1843 (city records), John Reed of Boston, mariner, 
soldier in the Civil War, b. in Scotland. 11. Nancy Melissa, b. 28 
Feb. 1820; d. 20 Feb. 1883 ; m. 3 Feb. 1845 Jabez Frederick, s. of 
William and Mary Swett (Derby), of Boston, merchant, b. at Bel- 
fast, Me., 22 Feb. 1820, d. 30 Nov. 1869. 

15. Robert 6 Huckins (James, 5 James, 4 Robert,* James* Robert 1 ), of New 
Hampton, farmer, born at Gilmanton 25 May 1775, died 10 Jan. 
1843. He married first, 16 Mar. 1801 (town records), Deborah 
Gordon, daughter of Jonathan and Ann, who was born at Brent- 
wood 17 Dec. 1781 and died 28 Feb. 1819 ; secondly, 17 Oct. 1819 
(ib.), Rebecca Magoon, who was born 11 Apr. 1774 and died 8 
July 1822; and thirdly, 21 Sept. 1823 (ib.), Abigail Mudgett, 
daughter of Joseph and Mehitable (Eastman), who was born at 
New Hampton 29 Mar. 1781 and died 18 June 1871. 

Children by first wife, born in New Hampton (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Almon S. 8 Huckins of New Hampton) : 

34. i. Eliphalet, 7 b. 17 Mar. 1802. 

ii. Jonathan, b. 19 Dec. 1804 ; d. 20 Feb. 1806. 

35. iii. Thomas, b. 16 Nov. 1805. 

36. iv. James, b. 29 Mar. 1807. 

v. Nancy, b. 19 July 1809 ; d. s. p. 7 Oct. 1881 ; m. 12 Feb. 1856, as his 
third wife, Darius Abbott, s. of Paul and Naomi (Carr), of 
Sandwich, farmer, b. at Hillsborough 14 May 1803, d. 19 May 1875. 

vi. Susan R., b. 23 Mar. 1811; d. 28 Feb. 1856; m. 8 Oct. 1836, as his 
second wife, Ebenezer 6 Boynton, s. of William 6 and Mary 6 
(Huckins) (14, iv). Children, b. at Plymouth (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Susan L. 8 (Boynton) James of Abilene, Kan.) : 
1. James Huckins,* of Franklin, N. J., carpenter, b. 23 Mar. 1838 ; 
d. at Vineland, N. J., 5 Feb. 1875; m. at Franklin, N. J., 27 Mar. 
1861, SelinaL. Guilford, dau. of Samuel T. and Submit C. (Tenny), 
b. at Salisbury 1 Nov. 1840, d. 4 Nov. 1905. 2. Nancy Emily, b. 
8 Aug. 1839 ; d. unm. 8 Oct. 1856. 3. William Edwin, b. 26 Feb. 
1841 ; d. unm. at Meredith 17 May 1863. 4. Arthur Ward, of Rox- 

280 Descendants of Robert Huckins [July 

bury, Vt., travelling salesman, b. 5 Feb. 1843 ; d. at Roxbury, Vt., 

16 May 1871 ; m. Mary . 5. Susan Luette, b. 7 Dec. 1845 ; 

living (1910) at Abilene, Kan.; m. in Boston, 26 Aug. 1875 (city 
records), Amos Davis James, s. of Samuel and Phebe (Hartley), 
of Des Moines, coal operator, b. at Millwood (Quaker City), Ohio, 
18 May 1845, d. at Applegate, Oreg., 22 July 1902. 6. Anna Maria, 
b. 7 Dec. 1847; living (1910) at Meredith; m. (1) 11 Dec. 1868 
William A. 6 Lang, s. of Alfred 5 and Susan E. (Burley), of Law- 
rence, Mass., bank cashier, b. at Lawrence, Mass., 10 Mar. 1847, 
living (1910) ; m. (2) 24 Nov. 1881 Harry Engard, s. of Joseph and 
Harriet (Warren), of Philadelphia, bank clerk, b. at Philadelphia 
4 June 1851, d. 26 Feb. 1886 ; m. (3) 7 Oct. 1901 Edward McKinley, 
s. of James and Elizabeth (Van der Hoven), of Philadelphia, bank 
clerk, b. at Philadelphia 10 June 1844, d. 11 Dec. 1908. 
vii. Mary (Polly) S., b. 9 Mar. 1813; d. 25 Sept. 1830. 

37. viii. Jonathan Gordon, b. 4 Apr. 1815. 

38. ix. Henry, b. 11 Feb. 1817. 

Children by third wife : 

x. Deborah, b. 15 June 1824; d. s.p. 2 Oct. 1870; m. Sylvester B. 
Ames, adopted s. of Peter and Mary (Plaisted), of Holderness and 
Warren, farmer, b. 1821, d. 29 July 1869 (tombstone). 

39. xi. Stephen Pitman, b. 5 June 1826. 

40. xii. Orlando G., b. 5 July 1828. 

16. Dea. John 6 Huckins (James, 5 James, 4 Robert* James," 1 Robert 1 ), of 
New Hampton, farmer, born at Gilmanton 17 Dec. 1782, died 3 
Oct. 1877. He married first, 17 Feb. 1803 (town records), Judith 
Perkins, daughter of Nathaniel and Judith (Smith), who was born 
at Haverhill, Mass., 4 Mar. 1785 and died 20 June 1820; and 
secondly, 4 Mar. 1821 (ib.), Mary Burnham, who was bom 2 Oct. 
1796 and died 17 June 1867. 

He had a farm on the west slope of Shaw Hill, in New Hampton, 
where (1910) his grandson Charles B. 8 Huckins lives. 

Children by first wife, born at New Hampton (family Bible in 
possession, 1910, of Charles B. Huckins, son of Calvin S., 7 of New 
Hampton) : 

i. Dorcas, 7 b. 9 Dec. 1803 ; d. 2 Aug. 1888 ; m. 19 Mar. 1826 (town re- 
cords) Winthrop Young Hanaford, s. of Benjamin and Sarah 
(Wait), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at New Hampton 8 Aug. 1804, 
d. 15 Mar. 1896. Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible 
in possession, 1910, of Maria D. 8 (Hanaford) Cady of Stoneham, 
Mass.) : 1. Nathaniel Perkins* of Chadwick, 111., 1863, farmer, 
b. 22 Oct. 1827; d. 15 Nov. 1903; m. 22 Aug. 1852 Zulema 7 Pres- 
cott, dau. of Col. John 6 and Lucinda (Webster) (Prescott Memo- 
rial, p. 396), b. at Holderness 1 May 1832, d. 10 Apr. 1872. 2. 
Lewis B., of Williamsburgh, Iowa, 1880, farmer, b. 25 Aug. 1829 ; 
d. 20 Feb. 1891; m. 21 Sept. 1854 (town records) Marion F. 7 Cady, 
dau. of Lyman 6 and Emily (Patrick) (Descendants of Nicholas 
Cady, p. 140), b. at Windsor, Vt., 8 May 1832, living (1910) at 
North English, Iowa. 3. Sarah B., b. 25 Aug. 1829 ; d. 22 Nov. 
1855; m. 31 Dec. 1851 Eben S. Thompson, s. of Rev. Samuel and 
Miriam (Morrison), of Holderness, shoemaker, b. at Holderness 
16 Mar. 1828, d. at Stoneham, Mass., 3 Feb. 1887. 4. Maria D., 
b. 3 July 1832 ; living s. p. (1910) at Stoneham, Mass. ; m. 12 
June 1855 Collin 7 Cady, s. of Lyman 6 and Emily (Patrick), of 
Newton Centre, Mass., 1874, tinsmith, b. at Windsor, Vt., 10 
Mar. 1828, d. 21 Mar. 1887. 5. Mary J., b. 15 Oct. 1833; d. unm. 
9 Apr. 1861. 6. Arah Bockwood, of New Hampton, farmer, b. 1 
Mar. 1847 ; d. at Newport 27 Mar. 1906 ; m. 30 Nov. 1867 Caroline 
M. Ward, dau. of Samuel and Nancy B. (Pease), b. at New Hamp- 
ton 21 May 1845, living (1910). 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huchins 281 

41. ii. Nathaniel Perkins, b. 23 June 1806. 

42. iii. John Buzzell, b. 31 May 1810. 

43. iv. Thomas P., b. 11 July 1812. 

44. v. Enos A., b. 7 July 1815. 

vi. Rachel J., b. 19 Aug. 1818; d. 9 Aug. 1897; m. 1840 (int. rec. 28 
May 1840) her cousin, John Mooney Smith, s. of John and Esther 6 
(Huckins) (9, vi). Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible 
in possession, 1910, of Cady C. 8 Smith of New Hampton) : 1. 
Helen M., s b. 30 June 1841 ; d. 9 July 1906 ; m. 15 Eeb. 1872 (town 
records) Abbott Morris 7 Cotton, s. of Morris 6 and Hannah Libby 
(Bartlett) (Register, vol. 59, p. 38), of Laconia, 1880, stone-mason, 
b. at Gilford 20 Mar. 1846, living (1910). 2. Frank A., b. 14 Nov. 
1843; d. unm. 27 Oct. 1887. 3. John M., of Wakefield, Mass., 
iron-moulder, b. 24 May 1848 ; d. 14 Sept. 1910; m. (1) 4 Dec. 1865 
(town records) Sarah Buzzell, dau. of Miles and Irene J. (Hill), 
b. at Concord 2 June 1847, d. 27 Mar. 1877; m. (2) 14 June 1879 
Jessie Dexter, dau. of James M. and Catherine (McMillen), b. at 
Amherst 4 Oct. 1856, living (1910) at Amherst. 4. Adeline, b. 28 
Jan. 1851; d. 23 Sept. 1855. 5. Cady 0., of New Hampton, farm- 
er, b. 24 May 1860; living (1910) ; m. (1) 20 Mar. 1890 Elizabeth 
J. Haskins, dau. of William and Rachel J. (Fish), b. at Grafton 
2 May 1869, d. 2 Mar. 1907; m. (2) 9 Mar. 1910 Sarah B. Bunker, 
dau. of Eli and Martha S. (Clough), b. at Meredith 2 June 1877. 

Children by second wife (family Bible, ut supra) : 

45. vii. Calvin Smith, b. 11 July 1822. 

46. viii. Daniel G., b. 23 July 1825. 

ix. Judith P., b. 18 July 1827 ; d. 10 Aug. 1867 ; m. 8 Oct. 1844 her cou- 
sin, Oren C. Plaisted, s. of Samuel and Nancy 6 (Huckins) (9, xii) . 
Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Rev. Daniel C. York of Allenton, R. I., surviving husband of 
Dora J. 8 Plaisted) : 1. Mary Ellen* h. 11 Feb. 1847; d. 15 Aug. 
1848. 2. Frances Adeline, b. 11 July 1849; d. 13 July 1856. 3. 
Louis Sumner, b. 25 July 1851 ; d. 20 Oct. 1852. 4. Sarah B., b. 
13 July 1853; d. 25 June 1856. 5. Frank Curtis, of New York 
City, stationary engineer, b. 25 Nov. 1854; d. 1 Jan. 1887; m. in 
New York City, 24 Sept. 1877 (city records), Caroline Virginia 
Cash, b. in New York City 1853. 6. Dora J., b. 2 Sept. 1857; 
d. 25 June 1909 ; m. 27 Jan. 1877 Rev. Daniel C. York, s. of Oscar 
F. and Mary (Brown), of Allenton, R. I., b. at Campton 5 Mar. 
1856, living (1910). 7. Mary N., b. 10 Sept. 1859; living (1910) 
at Centre Harbor ; m. (1) 4 Mar. 1876 George R. Blake, s. of Jacob 
and Vianna (Clement), of Holderness, farmer, b. at Holderness 
Mar. 1858, d. 11 Mar. 1877 ; m. (2) 9 Dec. 1875 George H. Hawkins, 
s. of George G. and Susan (Richardson), of Centre Harbor, farmer, 
b. at Centre Harbor 28 Oct. 1857, living (1910). 

x. Sarah B., b. 1 Nov. 1830; d. unm. 11 Sept. 1854. 

17. Daniel 6 Huckins (James, 5 James, 4 Robert, 3 James, 2 Robert 1 ), of New 

Hampton, farmer, born at New Hampton 11 Jan. 1787, died 5 

May 18G3. He married, 13 Sept. 1807 (town records), Abigail 7 

Dow, daughter of Jonathan, 6 Jr., and Sarah (Hanaford) (Dow's 

Hampton, p. 683), who was born at New Hampton 25 Feb. 1791 

and died 12 Sept. 1872. 

Children, born at New Hampton (all except ivand vii mentioned 

in his will) : 

Nathan, 7 b. 5 Apr. 1808. 
David, b. 12 Feb. 1810. 
Jonathan Dolloff, b. 24 Nov. 1812. 
Daniel, b. 21 May 1814; d. 19 June 1818. 
Calvin, b. 5 Nov. 1816. 

Sarah, b. 25 Apr. 1819 (town records) ; d. 2 Aug. 1894 (ib.) ; m. 10 
Jan. 1841 Ezekiel Pike, s. of Daniel and Sarah (French), of New 











2.82 Descendants of Robert Huchins [July 

Hampton, lumberman, b. at Hebron 27 Mar. 1808, d. 1 Apr. 1883. 
Children, born at New Hampton (family Bible in possession, 1910, 
of Martha 8 (Pike) Sanborn of New Hampton) : 1. Laura A., 9 
b. 7. Feb. 1842 (town records) ; d. 19 Jan. 1882; m. 28 Apr. 1863 
Daniel L. Tilton, s. of Daniel and Hamiah (Simpson), of Sanborn- 
ton and New Hampton, farmer, b. at Sanbornton 28 Dec. 1821, d. 
at New Hampton 6 Jan. 1900. 2. Abigail H.,b. 28 June 1843 (ib.) ; 
d. 28 Feb. 1904 ; m. 20 Aug. 1865 Samuel A. Howard, s. of John 
and Sarah (Andersen), adopted by Zephaniah Batchelder of Lou- 
don, of New Hampton, paving contractor, town officer, member 
of the legislature, 1893, soldier in the Civil War (2d Cal. Vol. 
Cavalry), b. at Bath, Me., 16 Aug. 1842, d. 1 May 1911. 3. Almira 
W., b. 29 Sept. 1845 (ib.) ; living (1910); m. (1) 14 Aug. 1865 
Henry C. Wells, s. of John and Sarah (Drake), adopted by Ben- 
jamin and Leah (Randlett) Shaw, whose family name he took, of 
New Hampton and Laconia, mason, b. at Epsom 15 Aug. 1830, d. 

25 Sept. 1907; m. (2) 25 Mar. 1900 David Taylor, s. of Henry and 
Lucy A. (Sweet), of Weirs and New Hampton, farmer, soldier in 
the Civil War, b. at Amsterdam, N. Y., 23 Oct. 1840, living (1910). 
4. Martha, b. 30 July 1850 (ib.) ; living (1910) ; m. 20 Dec. 1871 
her second cousin, Frank D. Sanborn, s. of Chase and Mary 
(Smith), of New Hampton, lumber merchant, b. at New Hampton 

26 Dec. 1839, living (1910). 5. Luther M., of Manchester, manu- 
facturer of concrete, b. 2 May 1852 (ib.) ; living (1910) ; m. (1) 
at Meredith, 25 Dec. 1872 (ib.), his second cousin, Ella E. 9 Huckins, 
dau. of George 8 (34, ii) and Clarissa (Smith), b. at New Hampton 
10 Nov. 1852, d. 12 July 1890; m. (2) 25 Mar. 1891 (ib.) Nellie A. 
Ward, dau. of Samuel and Nancy B. (Pease) , b. at New Hampton 9 
Apr. 1855, living (1910). 6. Daniel, b. 1 Oct. 1854 (ib.) ; d. 19 Apr. 
1856. 7. Sarah E.,b. 18 Dec. 1856 (ib.) ; livings. p. (1910) ; m. (1) 
10 Oct. 1877 her second cousin, James 9 Huckins, s. of George 8 
(34, ii) and Clarissa (Smith), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at New 
Hampton 10 Oct. 1857, living (1910) ; m. (2) 1 Jan. 1896 Frank 
Merrill, s. of George and Emeline (French), of Rumney, tinsmith, 
b. at Rumney, d. at Greeley, Col., 4 June 1902 ; m. (3) 22 Mar. 1905, 
as his second wife, Samuel A. Howard, surviving husband of her 
sister Abigail H., q. v. 8. Elizabeth M., b. 2 Oct. 1858 (ib.) ; d. 8. p. 
20 Nov. 1908 ; m. (1) at New Hampton, 25 May 1878, as his second 
wife, Oren Frank Dow, s. of Peter and Mary Ann 6 (Prescott) (Pres- 
cott Memorial, p. 347), of New Hampton, farmer, preacher, b. at 
New Hampton 25 May 1830, d. at Meredith 16 Oct. 1907 ; m. (2) 13 
May 1903 Edward W. Gilbert, s. of Hammond and Susan (Web- 
ster), of Los Angeles, Cal., real-estate broker, b. at Burton, Ohio, 
4 May 1841, living (1910). 

vii. Abigail, b. 25 Sept. 1824 (town records) ; d. s.p. 6 May 1849; m. 
15 June 1848 (ib.) Daniel C. Kelley, s. of Daniel and Sarah, of 
Manchester, tinsmith, b. at Moultonborough 25 Mar. 1823, d. 24 
May 1849 (tombstone). 

51. viii. Daniel B., b. 1826. 

52. ix. Joseph D., b. 4 Aug. 1828. 

53. x. Dana D., b. 22 May 1830. 
xi. Hosea Q., of Saugus, Mass., mason, b. 1832; d. s.p. at Saugus, 

Mass., 27 Dec. 1867 (town records; ; m. (int. rec. 4 Feb. 1863) 
Helen Davis Nickekson, dau. of Jesse and Mary (Smalley), b. at 
Provincetown, Mass., 8 Nov. 1837, d. at Saugus, Mass., 2 Nov. 
1867 (town records) . 

18. James 6 Huckins (James, 5 James, 4 Robert* James, 2 Robert 1 ), of New 
Hampton, farmer, born at New Hampton 7 Jan. 1789, died there 
21 Jan. 1825. He married, 5 May 1811 (town records), Abigail 7 
Smith, daughter of Benjamin 6 (Revolutionary pensioner) and 
Judith P. (Pottle) (Dow's Hampton, p. 981 ; Runnells's Sanborn- 
ton, p. 739 ; Shaw Records, p. 42), who was born at New Hampton 
9 Sept. 1791 and died 5 Mar. 1854 (tombstone). 

1913] Descendants of Robert Huchins 283 

Children, born at New Hampton : 

i. FvuraB., 7 b.4 July 1812 ;d. 5 Feb. 1907 ; m. 9 Dec. 1841 (town records) 
Perrin P. Dow, s. of Peter and Mary Ann 6 (Prescott) (Prescott 
Memorial, p. 347), of New Hampton, drayman, b. 17 Oct. 1820, d. 
in California abt. 1850. Children, born at New Hampton: 1. 
George L., 8 of Gilmanton, farmer, b. Aug. 1842; d. 25 Jan. 1892; 
m. 18 Aug. 1866 Emma F. Bryant, dau. of Charles D. and Meribah 
Taylor 7 (Cotton) (Register, vol. 59, p. 38), b. at Laconia 16 Nov. 
1846, m. (2) Reuben G. Hoyt, living (1910) at Belmont. 2. 
John M., of New Hampton, farmer, soldier in the Civil War, b. 
Sept. 1844; d. unm. at Washington, D. C, 7 July 1864. 3. Eliza- 
beth A., b. 2 Oct. 1846; living s.p. (1910) at Ashland; m. 2 Dec. 
1877 Samuel Hodgson, s. of Ellis and Sarah (Lassey) (History of 
Merrimack and Belknap Counties, p. 860), of Meredith, 1875, manu- 
facturer, b. at Halifax, co. York, England, 19 Jan. 1842, d. 9 Feb. 
1906. 4. Bufus P., of Laconia, 1890, machinist, b. 1 Jan. 1849; 
living s. p. (1910) ; m. 23 May 1871 Abigail O. Sawyer, dau. of 
Smith and Susanna C. (Woodbury), b. at New Hampton 28 Nov. 
1852, living (1910). 5. Charles IE, of Ashland, farmer, b. 28 
Feb. 1851; living unm. (1910). 

54. ii. Benjamin Smith, b. 20 Nov. 1813. 

iii. Abigail, b. 7 Dec. 1816; d 27 July 1906; m. 4 Aug. 1835 Frye 
Hutchins, s. of David and Elizabeth (Holt), of Hanover, Me., 
farmer, merchant, b. at Rumford, Me., 14 Aug. 1810, d. 10 July 
1879. Children, born at Hanover, Me. : 1. Ellis J.* b. 21 Feb. 
1837; d. s.p. 27 Nov. 1860; m. Mar. 1855 Charles R. 6 Abbott, s. of 
Ebenezer 5 and Catherine (Farnum) (Abbott Family, vol. 2, p. 
958), of Hanover, Me., machinist, b. at Errol 11 Feb. 1830, d. 29 
Apr. 1877. 2. George If., of Andover, Me., farmer, b. 10 Oct. 
1841; living (1910) ; m. 13 July 1865 Georgia McAllister, dau. of 
Richard B. and Jane B. (Bodwell), b. at Andover, Me., 21 June 
1843, living (1910). 3. Charles F., of Lowell, Mass., merchant, 
b. 21 May 1856; living (1910); m. at Bethel, Me., 5 Sept. 1877, 
Ida M. Howe, dau. of Jesse B. and Caroline M. 6 (Abbott) (ib., 
vol. 2, p. 941), b. at Hanover, Me., 17 July 1854, living (1910). 

iv. John P., b. 1818; went abt. 1840 to Australia, where he is said to 
have married. 

55. v. Martin Luther, b. 22 Dec. 1820. 

56. vi. Caleb A., b. 11 May 1823. 

19. Charles 6 Huckins (James, 5 James, 4 Robert, 3 James, 2 Robert 1 ), of 
Centre Harbor, farmer, born at New Hampton 11 Jan. 1793, died 
5 Feb. 1864 (tombstone). He married Susan Wilkinson, daugh- 
ter of Benning and Deborah (Langley), who was born at Aliens- 
town in 1789 and died 3 July 1864 (tombstone). 
Children, born at Centre Harbor : 

57. i. 'Lyman, 7 b. 11 June 1816. 

58. ii. Warren, b. 21 Oct. 1818. 

59. iii. Horace, b. 31 May 1820. 

iv. Mary P., b. 16 Sept. 1822; d. 1 May 1868; m. 1 Nov. 1846 Daniel 
Davis, s. of John and Dorothv (Cawley), of Lakeport, shoemaker, 
b. at Gilford 18 Aug. 1814, d. 16 Dec. 1902. Children, born at 
Lakeport (family Bible in possession, 1910, of Anne E. Babcock, 
daughter of Dorothy A. 8 (Davis) of Plymouth) : 1. Abigail E., z 
b. 24 Nov. 1849 ; d. 26 Feb. 1864. 2. Dorothy A., b. 16 Sept. 1853 ; 
d. 28 July 1892 ; m. 17 Nov. 1878 Charles Babcock, s. of John M. 
and Miriam (Tewksbury), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at New 
Hampton 17 Mar. 1858, living (1910) at Manchester. 3. Thomas J., 
of Lakeport, machinist, b. 17 Oct. 1858; d. 3 Dec. 1884; m. 27 
Nov. 1882 Clara M. Casson, dau. of William S. and Anna E. 
(Howard), b. at Lansdowne, Ont., 16 Aug. 1864, d. 9 May 1900. 
4. Jessie M.., b. 29 Aug. 1861 ; d. 15 Mar. 1868. 

284 Descendants of Robert Huchins [July 

60. v. Timothy P. Smith, b. 3 Mar. 1826. 

vi. Almira S., b. 28 June 1828; d. s.p. 21 Sept. 1855 (tombstone) ; m. 
15 Nov. 1849 her cousin, James H. Plaisted, s. of Samuel and 
Nancy 6 (Huckins) (9, xii). 

20. Robert 6 Huckins (Robert* John, 4 Robert* James, 2 Robert 1 ), of Lee, 

yeoman, born at Madbury 25 Apr. 1750, married, about 1772, 
Mary 6 Dame, daughter of Moses 5 and Anna (Hunking) (Register, 
vol. 65, p. 216), who was born at Lee about 1756. 
Children, born at Madbury : 

61. i. Moses, 7 b. 9 Nov. 1774. 

ii. Hannah, m. Levi Emerson, s. of Joseph (or Daniel) and Tem- 
perance 6 (Dame), of Lee. Only child (a son), b. at Lee; d. in 

21. Israel 6 Huckins (Robert, 6 John, 4 Robert* James 2 Robert 1 ), of Bar- 

rington (Strafford), 1765, innkeeper, town officer, born at Madbury 
15 Sept. 1760, died 20 May 1823. He married Ruth 6 Dame, 
daughter of Moses 5 and Anna (Hunking) (Register, vol. Qo, p. 
216), who was born at Lee 3 Apr. 1761 and died 6 Apr. 1841. 

He cleared on the northerly side of Bow Lake a farm, owned in 
1910 by his great-grandson, Frank W. 9 Huckins of Boston. 

He served in Long's artillery regiment in New Castle fort during 
the winter of 1776-7 (N. H. State Papers, vol. 14, pp. 373, 386, 
497, 506 ; Adjutant-General's Report, 1866, vol. 2, p. 291 ; Granite 
State Magazine, vol. 4, p. 95), and was a pensioner. 

Children, born at Barrington (Boody Annals, pp. 167-8, 217) : 

62. i. Kobert, 7 b. 2 June 1783. 

ii. Sarah, b. 3 Sept. 1785; d. May 1865; m. 7 Mar. 1810 John Harper, 
s. of Lieut. John Scribner and Ann (Folsom), of New Hampton, 
farmer, b. at New Hampton 18 Mar. 1781, d. 26 June 1843. Chil- 
dren, born at New Hampton : 1. Israel Dame, s b. 21 Oct. 1810 ; d. 
unm. 1832. 2. Buth H.,b. 17 Mar. 1812; d. 7 Mar. 1892 (town 
records) ; m. 14 Dec. 1830 (ib.) Samuel Woodman, s. of Thomas 
and Anna (Carr), of New Hampton, farmer, b. at New Hampton 
31 Mar. 1803, d. after 1850. 3. Sarah C, b. 31 May 1813 ; d. 22 
Aug. 1874; m. 27 Dec. 1836 John Lyman Mead, s. of John and 
Hannah (Howe), of Hill, cabinet-maker, b. at New Hampton 25 
July 1810, d. 4 Nov. 1880. 4. John J7., of New Hampton, farmer, 
b. 5 Sept. 1814; d. 4 Dec. 1906; m. 8 Dec. 1839 Mary D. 7 Pres- 
cott, dau. of Rufus 6 and Comfort (Dow) (Prescott Memorial, p. 
347), b. at New Hampton 20 Nov. 1818, d. 31 Mar. 1893. 5. Ar~ 
villa K., b. 3 June 1822 ; d. s.p. 12 Oct. 1843 ; m. 10 Feb. 1842 Carr 
Huse, s. of John and Elizabeth (Straw), of Hill, farmer, b. at Hill 
12 Apr. 1814, d. 26 July 1869. 

63. iii. Israel, b. 29 Apr. 1791. 
iv. Jacob, d. in infancy. 

22. Andrew 6 Huckins (Robert, 5 John, 4 Robert* James, 2 Robert 1 ), of Mad- 

bury, yeoman, born at Madbury 15 Aug. 1768, was accidentally 
drowned in 1824. He married, Sept. 1791 (town records), Mary 
Daniels, daughter probably of Jacob and Mary, who was born at 

His farm was in Madbury near the Barrington line. 

Children, born at Madbury (family Bible in possession, 1910, of 
Sylvester B. 9 Huckins of Alton) : 

64. i. John D., 7 b. 13 May 1783. 

65. ii. Robert, b. 19 Aug. 1801. 

1913] Early Marriages at South Kingstown, R. I, 285 

iii. Mary, m. 1 May 1828 (town records) Benjamin F. Babb of Bar- 
rington, farmer, mill-superintendent, who d. at Dover. Children : 
1. Sarah Jane, 8 m. B. Frank Furber, s. of Edmund and 

(Walker), b. at Alton. 2. Ann Hester, m. (1) Samuel Hall of 
Dover; m. (2) 23 Apr. 1863 (ib.) John Freeman Bickford, s. of 
Isaac and Sarah (Jenness), of Farmington, farmer, b. at Rochester 
25 Sept. 1826, d. 7 Apr. 1885 (id.)- 

[To be continued] 



Communicated by Hon. Howard Bowdoin Perry of Wakefield, R. I. 

The following marriages, found in the records of Eowse Helme, 
of George Hazard Peckhain, and of Levi Totten, Justices of the 
Peace, are on file in the office of the town clerk at South Kingstown, 
E. I. 

By Eowse Helme, Justice of the Peace. 

Samuel Anthony and Mary Congdon April 14, 1723 

Jobe Babcock Jr. and Elizabeth Hull Oct. 10, 1717 

Benjamin Barber and Mary Tefft Jany 11, 1729 

Joseph Barber and Rebeckah Potter 4" day of February 1724/5 

Samuel Barber and Anne Cory Mch 1719 

Thomas Barber and Avis Tanner 18" day of April 1723 

James Braman son of James Braman and Elizabeth Carpenter 3" day of 

December 1721 
Joseph Braman and Abigaile Allen 27" day of June 1725 
George Bentley and Ruth Barber March 4" 1723/4 
John Bentley and Elisabeth Gardner May 30" 1727 
Job Card and Hannah Bull 27" day of August 1724 
John Cass and Elizabeth Johnson 12" day of April 1720 
William Clarke and Hannah Watson 4" day of October 1722 
William Clarke Junr. and Rebeckah Wells Sept. 4, 1731 
Joseph Coggeshall and Amey Bull 24" day of January 1724/5 
Joseph Congdon and Mary Wickam June 27" 1723 
Joseph Cross and Mary Hoxse 17" day of February 1722/3 
Peter Crowe and Hittable Marshall Nov 12, 1718 
I John Denison and Ales Percey 21" day of July 1725 
Thomas Draper and Jane Braman Oct. 5, 1718 
John Foster and Margery Card both of Westerly June 11, 1724 
Jonathan Foster and Elisabeth Mumford 4" day of February A.D. 1724/5 
tehristopher Fowller Jr and Sarah Wickam Oct. 18, 1717 
usaac Fowller and Mary Hopkins 15" day of January 1720/21 
iHenry Gardner and Abigaile P^ldred June 30, 1726 
William Gardner and Margaret Eldred June 12, 1718 
Silas Greenman and Anne Babcock March 23, 1730 
Daniel Greennell and Jane Lewis May 21, 1727 
Daniel Grinnell Jun. and Susannah Hopkins 14" day of June 1724 
Mr. Robert Hannah and Elisabeth Brown May 31, 1730 
Stephen Haszard Junr. and Mary Robinson January 9" 1723/4 

286 Early Marriages at South Kingstown^ R. I. [July- 

Charles Higinbotham and Mary Niles 7" day of February 1722/3 
Amos Hollan and Phebe Greenman 1716 
Nicholas Hoi way and Patience Mot- May 8 1726 
Thomas Hopkins and Hannah Mumford March 20, 1728 
Joseph Hoxsee and Deborah Babcock October 17, 1728 
Ebenezar Jakquis and Lidyah Bundy 1716 
Stephen Johnson and Susannah Long November 23, 1727 
William Keaise and Margrett Knowles April 14 1728 
William King and Susanah Gardner 1717 

John Kinyon, son of James, and Abigale Ladd 25 day of September 1720 
Thomas Kinyon and Mary Ladd October 4, 1717 

ph Kinyon and Marcy Hazelton 27 day of December 1724 

Nicholas Lee and Elizabeth Shakeles worth Oct 29 1717 

Aaron Milliman and Anne Case May 23 1728 

Benjamin Mory and Mary Vaughan 11 day of March 1719/20 

Peleg Mumford and Mary Packer 1716 

Ebenezer Niles and Sarah Kinyon March 25 1730/31 

Nathan Niles and Mary Northup September 12, 1728 

Nicholas Northrup and Frelove Eldred 23 day of June 1720 

George Parker and Katharine Cole 18" day of October 1724 

Thomas Parker and Martha Barber Oct. 5, 1727 

Abraham Perkins and Margrett Cass June 29 1718 

Benjamin Perry and Susanah Barber Jan. 11, 1727/8 

Benjamin PeTry Junr. and Elisabeth Haszard 10th day of July 1729 

Joseph Phillips and Jerusha Shugers February 2 1729 

Thomas Pitts and Hannah Jackson 9" day of July 1722 

Benjamin Potter and Ruth Shearman February 1" 1727/8 

Ichabod Potter Junr and Sarah Robinson January 16, 1723/4 

Ichabod Potter and Deborah Rennolds 20 day of March 1725/6 

Nathaniel Potter and Elisabeth Bentley May 31" 1727 

Robert Potter Jun'r and Judeth Clarke September 5 1731 

Thomas Potter Jur. and Mary Babcock March 19 1717/18 

Elisha Rennolds and Susanah Potter June 30, 1728 

William Rice of Warwick and Phebe Tripp of So Kingston 10" day of 

December 1730 
William Robinson and Martha Allen March 30, 1718 
Richard Shaw and Ales Wilson August seventh 1729 
Jonathan Shearman Junr. and Dorcus Shelden February 1" 1726/7 
Josiah Shearman and Mary Potter both of South Kingstown June 4 1727 
Leiut Isaac Sheffield and Sarah Card April 20, 1727 
Nathan Sheffield and Dorcos Helme were joyned in marrage April 18 1731 
John Sheldon Junr. and Sarah Shearman February 2, 1726/7 
Peter Stephens and Marcy Cottrili September the first 1728 
William Sunderlin and Mary Phillips May 26, 1726 
John Swaine and Hannah Scotaway Novem 6, 1731 
Thomas Sweet and Tabitha Bentley April 11, 1728 
Stephen Tallman and Mary Potter this 11 day of November 1724 
Francis Tanner and March Tosh February 26, 1728 
William Tanner and Elisabeth Cottrell 1723[?]* 
John Tayler of Newport and Judeth Seger of Kingston Oct. 3, 1717 
Joseph Tefft and Deliverance Rennolds July 6 1718 

* Only the tops of the last two figures are visible. 

1913] Nova Scotians of New Eyigland Birth 287 

Joseph Tefft and Easter Brownen Feb 22 1729 

Samuel Tefft son of John and Marcy Barber October 1, 1727 

Ebenezer Terry and Mary Helme the 30th day of November 1721 

Samuel Warden and Abigaile Mott 27" day of January 1722/3 

John Webb and Joanna Tefft 28" day of April 1721 

Edward Wilcocks and Dinah Barber 1716 

James York and Elisabeth Case January 11 1727/8 

By George Hazard Peckham, Justice of the Peace. 

Frederick Chappel and Katharine Holley (daughter of John Holley) both 

of South Kingston 18" day of November A. D. 1790 
William Cottrell and Mary Teift in South Kingston the seventh day of 

December A.D. 1786 
James Duglass and Elisabeth Havens both of South Kingston 14" day of 

November A.D. 1789 
John Pain Dyre and Anne Tourje both of South Kingston were lawfully 

joyned together in marriage* 
Randal James and Elizabeth Kinyon both of South Kingston 5" day of 

June 1785 
Samuel Perry Junr (son of James Perry late of South Kingston in the 

County of WashiDgton yeoman deed) and Sarah Peckham daughter of 

Timothy Peckham (son of Benjn late of sd South Kingston deed) 11 

day of Dec. AD 1788 
Boston Potter and Lucy Harry an Indian woman 25 day of Nov. AD 1790 
James Potter (son of Ichabod Potter) and Margaret Enos (daughter of 

Ichabod Enos) both of South Kingston November 19" A D 1789 
Samuel J. Potter Esq and Anne Segar (daughter of Mr. Jospeh Segar) 

both of South Kingston September the tenth A.D. 1788 
William Prior Junr. and Elizabeth Shephard both of Newport in the 

County of Newport married in said Newport October 20, 1787 

By Levi Totten, Justice of the Peace. 

Charles Barker of South Kingstown, Innholder, and Mary P. Holloway 

Spinster daughter of John Holloway, Nov. 19' 1794. 
|lsaiah Greene of Charleston, son of Joshua and Eliza Tefft daughter of 

George of South Kingstown, January 23, 1794. 
Abiathar Rodman of South Kingstown and Meriam Hazard daughter of 

Christopher Hazard, January 1, 1797. 


By Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton, D.C.L., of Boston, Mass. 

Number One 


Capt. the Hon. Charles Morris, surveyor-general of Nova Scotia for 
over thirty years, a member of the Council and a judge of the Supreme 
Court of that province, was born in Boston 8 June 1711 and baptized in 
the Brattle Street Church parish 10 June 1711. His father, Charles 

*This entry stands between entries dated Nov. 1789 and Nov. 1790. 

288 JVova Scotians of New England Birth [July- 

Morris, who, according to tradition, was born at Bristol, England, and 
was son of Charles and grandson of Rev. Charles, a Welsh clergyman, 
emigrated to Boston, where he became a prosperous sailmaker and mar- 
ried, 5 Sept. 1700, Rev. Benjamin Colman of the Brattle Street Church 
officiating, Esther Rainstorpe or Ranstop. Her father, James Rainstorpe, 
also a sailmaker and, according to tradition, from London, was an inhabi- 
tant of Boston as early as 1695, and deposed there 6 Apr. 1699 (Early 
Suffolk Court Files, Brown v. Whitehorne). 

Between 7 May 1701 and 3 Feb. 1718, according to town and church 
records, nine children were born to Charles and Esther (Rainstorpe) 
Morris, namely, Sarah, Ann, Esther, Mary, Dorothy, Charles, James, 
John, and Elizabeth. Charles Morris, the father, died 8 Nov. 1730, in 
the fifty-fourth year of his age, and was buried in the Granary Burying- 
Ground. Administration on his estate, both at Boston and at Hopkinton, 
Mass., where also he owned valuable property, was granted 7 Dec. 1730 
to his widow, Esther Morris. The estate in Boston was appraised at 
£2462. 19s. 5d., among the items being three negroes, Jack, valued at £60, 
Rose, at £40, and a boy named Boston, at £70. On his farm at Hopkin- 
ton he had two negroes, Toby (Tobias, as the church records give the 
name) and Pompey. The widow Esther Morris died 12 Sept. 1755, aged 
seventy-nine years, and was buried beside her husband. Their daughter 
Mary had died 24 May 1730, "aged about 24 years," and had been buried 
in the Granary Burying-Ground. 

Charles Morris, Jr., son of Charles and Esther, married, probably soon 
after he became of age, Mary Read, who was born in Connecticut, prob- 
ably at Redding, 14 Apr. 1716, a daughter of Hon. John and Ruth (Tal- 
cott). John Read, born at Fairfield, Conn., in 1679/80, a Master of Arts 
of Harvard in 1697, lived first at Redding, Conn., but after 1722 in Bos- 
ton. In 1723 he was appointed attorney-general of Massachusetts, in 1735 
he was elected a warden of King's Chapel, and in 1742 he was appointed 
a member of the Massachusetts Council. He died 7 Feb. 1748/9. Ruth 
Talcott was a half-sister of Gov. Joseph Talcott of Connecticut. 

On a farm in Hopkinton, Mass., where Charles Morris the sailmaker 
had acquired property early in his married life (Middlesex Deeds), the 
younger Charles and his wife Mary Read seem to have settled. On 15 
Aug. 1746 Charles Morris sold to Rev. Roger Price, rector of King's 
Chapel, Boston, a large tract of land in Hopkinton, on which was an un- 
finished house, which later was leased to and occupied by Sir Charles Henry 
Frankland, Bart. (Annals of King's Chapel, vol. 1, pp. 517, 518.) On 
24 Oct. 1755 Charles and Mary Morris conveyed to their son Charles, for 
£300 sterling, the farm in Hopkinton " whereon they had formerly lived." 
Other transfers of land by Charles Morris, after he removed to Halifax, 
N. S., are recorded in the Middlesex Registry of Deeds. 

In his history of Halifax (Nova Scotia Hist. Coll., vol. 8, p. 229) Dr. 
Thomas Beamish A kins says that Charles Morris was captain of a com- 
pany at Louisburg in 1745 ; but while this may he true, no list of the 
officers in this expedition as yet compiled mentions his name. In Oct. 1746, 
however, Gov. Shirley sent six companies of a hundred men each to Annapolis 
Royal, N. S., to protect that place against recapture by the French, and 
of one of these companies Morris was captain. In Dec. 1746 the larger 
part of this force was sent to Minas, King's Co., to guard that settlement 
during the winter, and Morris was captain of the first company to reach 
the place. On 31 Jan. 1747 a detachment of French troops, under a 

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Canadian officer named Jean Baptiste Nicholas Roche de Ramezay, 
marched from Beaubassin to Grand Pre* and surprised the garrison in the 
dead of night. In the attack many New England men were killed, 
wounded, or taken prisoners, Lieut.-Col. Arthur Noble from Maine and his 
brother Francis, among others, losing their lives. Morris, however, to 
whom is attributed much bravery in repelling the attack, escaped, and in 
Aug. and Sept. 1747 was in command of his company at Annapolis Royal, 
Daniel Dyson and Robert Noble, lieutenants, and David White, ensign, 
being his subordinate officers. 

Charles Morris had probably been trained as a surveyor, for under 
Shirley's direction in 1745 or 1746 he made a survey of the whole of Nova 
Scotia, with a view to British colonization. This survey was sent to the 
Lords of Trade in England, accompanied by a concise account of the state 
of the province at that time, and a copy of it may still be seen at Halifax. 
In 1749 Shirley, writing to the Duke of Bedford concerning Nova Scotia, 
refers to the plan and report of Morris, which he forwards. He says that 
Morris has distinguished himself by his behaviour at Minas and recom- 
mends that he be employed in further surveys in Nova Scotia. 

Halifax, N. S., was founded in the summer of 1749 by Col. the Hon. 
Edward Cornwallis and a company brought out by him from England. 
Almost as soon as he arrived, Cornwallis employed John Bruce, a military 
engineer, and Charles Morris, to plan and lay out the town. AVith this 
important service began Morris's career as " chief land surveyor " or, as 
later, " surveyor general of lands " in Nova Scotia. When the province 
was opened to British settlers, after the expulsion of the French, he was 
occupied in surveying the innumerable grants that were made to the Massa- 
chusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island applicants for land, and at that 
time, and for many years later, he was perhaps the most important otlicial, 
next to the governor, in Nova Scotia. In Apr. 1752 he was appointed a 
judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, and 30 Dec. 1775 he took 
the oath as a member of the Council. When the first Nova Scotia assem- 
bly convened, 2 Oct. 1753, he and Benjamin Green, another Massachusetts 
man, also a member of the Council, were sent by the Council to administer* 
the oaths to the newly elected members. For several years before his death, 
but from what date we do not now know, he was a judge of the Supreme 
Court, and when Chief -Justice Jonathan Belcher died, 29 Mar. 1776, Gov. 
Legge appointed him to act as chief-justice until a permanent appointment 
could be made. 

In 1752 Morris is mentioned in a list of those who have lived in Halifax 
since 1749, his family then consisting of 5 males over 16, 2 females over 
116, and 1 male under 16, in all 8 persons. Besides property in Halifax, 
|where his house stood, perhaps in Sackville Street, he owned a farm at 
Windsor, N. S., and at Windsor he died before 17 Nov. 1781, his will 
having been made at Halifax 10 May 1781 and a codicil having been 
added a.t Windsor 11 Oct. 1781. He was buried probabty in the Windsor 
churchyard, but his hatchment, with many others, hangs in St. Paul's 
Church, Halifax. His widow, Mary (Read), died at Halifax 17 Mar. 
1782, "aged 67," and her tombstone may be seen in St. Paul's church- 
yard there. 

Charles and Mary (Read) Morris had, it is said, nine sons and two daugh- 
ters, as follows : Charles, born probably in 1731 or 1732, for whom see 
below; John; a son (probably); William, born at Hopkinton, Mass., 19 
Feb. 1736/7 ; Hezekiah, born at Hopkinton 11 Mar. 1738/9 ; Mary, born 

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27 Mar. 1742 and baptized in King's Chapel 31 Mar. 1742, married 

Legget (perhaps Thomas), and died before her father; Alexander, born at 
Hopkinton 21 Mar. 1743/4; Francis, baptized at Hopkinton 21 Dec. 
1746; Samuel, baptized at Hopkinton 12 June 1748; James Ranstop, 
baptized at Hopkinton 20 May 1750 ; Sarah, born in Boston and baptized 
in King's Chapel 23 Dec. 1757, married first Dr. Malachy Salter and se- 
condly, 21 Jan. 1788, Alexander Abercrombie Peters, M.D., of Boston, a 
surgeon in the U. S. Army, who died at Wilmington, N. C. 

Charles Morris, son of Charles and Mary (Read), married Elizabeth 

, and had Charles, baptized at Hopkinton, Mass., 18 Nov. 1759, 

William, baptized at Hopkinton 17 Aug. 1760, and between 1768 and 1775 
other children whose baptisms are recorded in the registers of St. Paul's 
Church, Halifax, 1ST. S. He died 26 Jan. 1802, aged seventy (tombstone). 
On 29 Mar. 1774 he had been sworn as a member of the Council of Nova 
Scotia, and on 17 Nov. 1781 had been appointed by Gov. Hammond to suc- 
ceed his father as chief land-surveyor. Although not a lawyer, he became 
an assistant judge of the Supreme Court. On his death in 1802 his son 
Charles was appointed chief land-surveyor, and became a member of the 
Council on 2 June 1808. This last-mentioned Charles died 17 Dec. 1831, 
"aged 72," and was in turn succeeded in the surveyor-generalship by his 
son John Spry Morris, the office thus remaining in the Morris family for 
four consecutive generations. 

The Morris family long kept its high standing at Halifax, and its name 
is perpetuated in the well-known Morris Street, on the south side of which, 
between Mollis and Water Streets, stood the house of the Charles Morris 
who died in 1831. An oil-portrait of a Charles Morris, painted, it is be- 
lieved, by Robert Field and probably representing the owner of the house 
on Morris Street, is in the Provincial Museum at Halifax. 

Authorities : Council Books at Halifax, N. S.; Nova Scotia Archives ; Mur- 
doch's History of Nova Scotia, vols. 2 and 3 ; Gov. Shirley's Letters to Gover- 
nors of Nova Scotia ; Register, vol. 27, pp. 418, 419, vol. 49, p. 52 ; Eaton's 
History of King's County, pp. 46, 47 ; History of Redding, Conn., p. 260 ; 
Hopkinton (Mass.) Vital Records ; Reade Record, No. 5 (1912), pp. 3, 4 ; 
Year-Book of the Society of Colonial Wars in Massachusetts, 1898, pp. 263-266. 


Copied by Joel N. Eno, A.M., of Hartford, Conn. 

Willington Hill Old Cemetery 

[Continued from page 65] 

James Dawley died Feb. 4, 1874. Aged 79. 
Joel Dawley died Oct. 5, 1846. Aged 21. 
John P. L. died Mar. 28, 1842, aged 5 mo. 

Charles H. died Oct. 19, 1841, aged 4 weeks. 

Children of George S. & Sarah M. Dawley. 
Mary W. wife of Stanton B. Dawley died May 10, 1867, aged 36. 

William P. their son died Feb. 18, 1860, aged 4 yrs. 

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Mary E. Daughter of Capt. Thomas W. & Mary B. \_sic\ Delphey died 

Aug. 17, 1852. Aged 8 yrs. 
Mary S. wife of Thomas W. Delphey died April 13, 1877. Aged 73. 
Thomas W. Delphey died Feb. 20, 1873. Aged 67. 
Julia, wife of Peter Deming died Sept. 10, 1852. Aged 50 yrs. 
Marcia Deming died Dec. 13, 1891. Aged 60. 
Peter Deming died July 16, 1860. Aged 74 y'rs. 
Alfred Mitchell DeWolf died Nov. 20, 1904. Aged 58. 
Esther May DeWolf died May 17, 1903. Aged 17. 
Susan M. only child of Amariah W. & Eliza ft. Dexter died oct. 20, 1850. 

M. 16 Y's. 
Sarah Eliza, only daughter of Doct. Francis L. & R. M. Dickinson died 

Feb. 4, 1854. Aged 4 y'rs & 4 Mo's. 
Annie, wife of Addison D. Dimock died June 6, 1862, aged 27 years. 
Hellen Mar, daughter of Origin & Eliza Dimock died Oct. 1, 1834, aged 

2 y's. 
Origin E. son of Origin & Eliza Dimock died March 25, 1837. M. 7 M's. 
William Henry, son of Rev. A. V. & S. W. Dimock died Dec. 15, 1859, 

aged 9 years. 
. . . Mrs. Lois, wife of Samuel Dunton, Esq. who departed this life July 15, 

1788 in the 36th year of her age. 
. . . Samuel Dunton, Esqr. who died May 1, 1813, aged 64 years. 
Anna, wife of P>astus Edwards died Oct. 12, 1831. Aged 64. 
Erastus Edwards died Nov. 24, 1850. Aged 80. 
Erastus Edwards died Nov. 4, 1880. Aged 79. 

Mary Ann his wife died Dec. 8, 1883. Aged 77. 
Miss Jerusha, daughter of Erastus & Anna Edwards died July 31, 1829. 

Aged 33. 
Seth Edwards died Dec. 20, 1873. Ae. 61. 

Mary E. his wife died April 22, 1874. Ae. 48. 
Almira Shifter, wife of Dea. Royal C. Eldredge Born Dec. 29, 1804 — 

Died Oct. 11, 1869. 
Anna F. wife of William Eldredge died Aug. 12, 1866 aged 33. 
Mrs. Clarissa Eldredge . . . consort of Mr. Elijah Eldredge who died Oct. 

29th, 1809 in the 28th year of her age. 
Cyrus Whiton, son of Capt. Elijah & Bethiah Eldredge, who died Nov. 27, 

1835. Aged 19 Y's. 
Daniel Eldredge, May 14, 1824-July 22, 1901. 

Caroline H. his wife, June 22, 1828-Oct. 16, 1903. 
Deborah, wife of Hezekiah Eldredge died Sept. 30, 1887. Aged 80. 
Elam Eldredge died Sept. 1, 1898. Aged 84. 
Elijah Eldredge, son of Capt. Elijah & Bethiah Eldredge who died Sept. 

25, 1821. Aet. 27. ' 
Capt. Elijah Eldredge who died Oct. 11, 1843, In his 74 year. Also 
Bethiah, his wife, died Oct. 10, 1843, in her 73 year. Both interred 
in one grave. 
Elijah Eldredge died Jan. 13, 1856 aged 77. 
Eri Eldredge died May 31, 1864. Aged 61 Y'rs. 
Hannah Chaffee, wife of Lucius Eldredge died Nov. 11, 1876. Aged 78 

Dea. Hezekiah Eldredge died Dec. 14, 1881. Aged 85. 
Laura C. wife of Hezekiah Eldredge died Mar. 11, 1859, aged 61. 

vol. lxvii. 19 

292 Connecticut Cemetery Inscriptions [July 

. . . Lucius Eldredge, son of Capt. Elijah & Bethiah Eldredge died June 

18, 1825 in the 27th year of his age. 
Lucius Eldredge. Feb. 25, 1825-Jan. 10, 1865. 
Lucius Eldredge, 1829-1905. 

Amy W. his wife, 1832-1902. 
Lucy H. wife of Eri Eldredge died Feb. 3, 1868. Aged 64 Y'rs. 
Mary Eldredge died March 20, 1882. Aged 62. 
Persis Eldredge died Feb. 24, 1878. Aged 74. 
Dea. Royal C. Eldredge died March 17, 1861. JE. 55. 
Sally, wife of Elijah Eldredge died Feb. 4, 1881 Aged 93. 
Sarah Eldredge Died in Willington July 2, 1880. Aged 88 y'rs. 
William Eldredge died Dec. 6, 1889. Aged-63. 
W. Irving, son of Win. & A. F. Eldredge died June 30, 1880. Age 4 M's 

4 D's. 
Ariel Eldridge died Sept. 15, 1849. Ae. 58. 
Bethiah, wife of Zoeth Eldridge died June 17, 1850. Ae. 89. 
Betsey, wife of Arial Eldridge died March 1, 1873, aged 78 yrs. 
Elizabeth Eldridge died April 24, 1857. Aged 52. 

Ira D. son of Arial & Betsey Eldridge, who died Oct. 17, 1841, aged 23. 
Phebe A. Eldridge died March 4, 1865. Ae. 36. 

William H. son of Arial & Betsey Eldridge died July 17, 1854. Aged 23. 
Zoeth Eldridge who died March 18, 1828, aged 76 years. 
Betsey, wife of William Esty died June 26, 1858. JE. 69 Y's 6 mo. 
Mr. Benjamin Farlee who died April ye 30th, 1776 in ye 38th Year of his 

Mrs. Jean Farlee who departed this life April ye 21st 1786 in ye 20th year 

of her Age. 
Susan, wife of Horace Farnham, Died Jan. 10, 1856. Aged 56. 
Georgie E. son of William & Susan Farnsworth. Died Aug. 26, 1870. Aged 

10 Mo's 13 D'ys. 
Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. Varny Fellows, who died Aug. 23d, 1805 in the 

81t. year of her age. 
Mr. Abiel Fenton died May 30, 1822. Ae. 55. 
Abigail, wife of Roderick Fenton, died June 29, 1830. Ae. 38 
Anna, wife of Eleazer Fenton died May 21, 1834. Ae. 74. 
Mrs. Anne, wife of Lieut. Francis Fenton who died March 16th, 1780 in 

her 50th year. 
Caleb, son of Mr. Eleazer & Mrs. Elizabeth Fenton, who died March 17, 

1792 in his 17 year. 
Chester Fenton died Apr. 8, 1867 aged 82. 
Cyrus, son of Mr. Abial & Mrs. Lucinda Fenton who died Sept. 28, 1796 

in his 8 year. 
Mr. Eleazer Fenton who died Feb. 6, 1799 in the 37th year of his a°*e. 
Mr Eleazer Fenton who died March 10, 1807. Aet. 74. 
Mr. Eleazer Fenton, who died Feb. 12th, 1816 in his 61 year. 
Eleazer F. son of Roderick Fenton, died at Northampton, Mass. Aug. 28, 

1846. Ae. 24, 
Major Elijah Fenton: he Departed this Life Octbr 10th 1776 in ye 41st 

year of his age. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Fenton, Relict of Mr. Eleazer Fenton died 15 March 1817 

in her 81 year. 
Erastus Fenton, son of Lieut. Nath'll Fenton & Mrs Rebecca his wife: 

he died July 3d, 1770 in ye 14th year of his age. 

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Henry A. son of Roderick & Abigail Fenton died Feb. 9, 1850. Aged 26. 
Jerusha, wife of Mr. Asa Fenton who died May 31st, 1780 in the 32d year 

of her age. 
John Fenton died Dec. 16, 1807 aged 44. 
Laura T. daughter of Samuel & Patience Fenton died April 8, 1848 in 

the 18th year of her age. 
Mrs. Lucinda Fenton, wife of Lieut. Abiel Fenton died 15 Dec. 1816 in 

her 42 year. 
Mrs. Matilda, the wife of Mr. Eleazer Fenton, who Departed this Life May 

the 1st, 1797 in the 35th year of her age. 
Lieut. Nathaniel Fenton, who Departed this Life Sept. 23d, A.D. 1758 in 

ye 39 th year of his Age. 
Patience, wife of Samuel Fenton died Nov. 26, 1868. Ae. 70. 
Phebe T. wife of Chester Fenton died Apr. 21, 1874 aged 82 
Mrs. Philena, daughter of Mr. Abiel & Mrs. Lucinda Fenton died Nov. 

11, 1819. Ae. 28. 
Polly, daughter of Mr. Elijah & Mrs. Polly Fenton died Sept. 29th, 1802 

in ye 4th year of her Age. 
Roderick Fenton died Oct. 6, 1851. Aged 61 y'rs. 
Samuel Fenton died Oct. 17, 1863. Aged 66. 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Asa Fenton died April 22, 1816. Ae. 56. 
Sophronia, wife of Roderick Fenton died Feb. 17, 1871. Aged 69 y'rs. 
Sophronia A. Daughter of Roderick & Sophronia Fenton died Nov. 2, 

1849. Ae. 18. 
Sophronia Elizabeth, wife of Norman D. Fenton & daughter of Timothy 

& Thankful Holt died June 11, 1860, aged 28. 
Emily v. wife of Lucius Fish died Jan. 13, 1839. Ae. 25 y's. 
Elias Fisher died Sept. 4, 1892. Aged 82. 

Sarah L. wife of Thomas E. Foshay died June 2, 1867. Ae. 42. 
Rev. Elisha Frink died May 23, 1852. Aged 70. 

Rachel Eaton, his wife died Dec. 10, 1874. Aged 87. 
Fanny W. Frink died Aug. 2nd 1864. Aged 45. 
. . . Rev. Mr. Daniel Fuller, Late worth [y] pastor of ye Church of Christ 

in Willingtown, who died of ye small-pox Decemr ye 6th, A.D. 1758 

in ye 60th Year of his Age and ye 31st of His ministry. 
John C. Fuller, Co. I. 21 Regt. Conn. Vols, died Sept. 16/1896. Ae. 72. 
. . . Mrs Mary Fuller, Consort of the Rev. Daniel Fuller who Departed 

this Life Febr 22d, 1784 in ye 71st year of her Age. 
Olive D. wife of William Fuller, died Sept. 5, 1870. Aged 75 years. 
William Fuller died Aug. 9, 1840 aged 47. 
Benjamin Gee, born June 1, 1826, died Sept. 1, 1903. 

Eliza Ann Smith, his wife, born March 25, 1829, died April 12, 1895. 
Daniel Glazier, Esqr. died Dec. 28, 1852. Aged 76. 
Daniel Glazier, son of Isaac & Lucia Glazier died at Providence, R. I. 

Mar. 19, 1855. Ae. 27 y'rs. 
David Glazier died Sept. 2, 1858. Aged 87. 
Eliza, daughter of Esq. Daniel & Mrs. Elizabeth Glazier died March 2, 

1815. Ae. 8 mo. & 10 d. 
Eliza, daughter of Isaac & Lucia Glazier died April 30, 1827. Aged 10 

mo. & 28 days. 
Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Glazier, Esqr. who died April 26, 1836. Aged 

Fanny, wife of David Glazier who died July 4, 1843 aged 69 

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Mrs. Fear, wife of Mr. David Glazier who died July 7th, 1807 age 33. 
Hubbell Loomis Glazier, son of the late Orlan Glazier & Sophronia M. 

Johnson, born in Willington, Ct. Sept. 24, 1838; died in St. Francis 

Hospital, Hartford, Ct. Aug. 23, 1909. 
Isaac Glazier who died Feb. 4, 1835. Aged 32. 
Lucia, wife of Isaac Glazier died July 30, 1849. Aged 44. 
Lucius R. son of Isaac & Lucia Glazier died April 20, 1827 Aged 2 y's 

& 7 mo. 
Mary G. wife of Daniel Glazier born Dec. 11, 1792 died Dec. 11, 1875. 

Ae. 83. 
Orlan Glazier died April 13, 1857, aged 52. 
Lieut. Orlan Durand Glazier died April 24, 1887. Aged 43. He served 

three years in the late war, and was wounded at Cold Harbor. 
P. Durant, son of Orlan & Sophronia M. Glazier died March 6, 1843. Ae. 

1 Y'r & 7 M's. 
Sophronia M. Johnson, wife of Orlan Glazier, Born April 3, 1814, Died 

March 25, 1898. 
Syllenda, 2d wife of Mr. David Glazier who died April 4, 1816 in the 36 

year of her age. 
Squire Goff died Oct. 3, 1851. M. 74. 
Susan, wife of Squier Goff died July 11, 1853. iE. 75. 
Betsey, Dau'tr to Capt. John Goodwill & Sally his wife who died Febr 

24th, 1797. Aged 1 year. 
Ann, daughter of James Graham, born at Tyrone, Ireland Nov. 12, 1817, 

died at Willington, Ct. Dec. 13, 1849. 
James Graham died October 21, 1854 aged 78. 
Jane H. Graham died April 28, 1868, aged 60 y'rs 2 mo. 
Joseph Hanks died March 29, 1796, son to Lieut. Elijah & Mrs. Mary 

Hanks, in the 13 year of his age. 

Lucindy, died April 9, 1796, daughter to Lieut. Elijah & Mrs. Mary 
Hanks in the 6th year of her age. 
Ellen M. daughter of George & Melissa Hanover died Oct. 14, 1853. Ae. 

14 yrs. 
Henry M. son of Charles & Candace Hanover died Dec. 28, 1833. Aged 

16 years. 
Timothy B. son of Charles & Candace Hanover died Sept. 30, 1833. Aged 

4 months. 
Urial A. Hanover died Oct. 30, 1903, aged 77. 

Mary W. his wife died Aug. 5, 1903, aged 77. 
Mary Mumford, widow of Capt. John Hart & mother of Polly Turner died 

Dec. 1835. Aged 77 years. 
Mr. Eday Hatch who died July 19th, 1781 in his 81st year. 
Will Hatten, May 17, 1848-June 29, 1878. 
Willie, only child of Will & Frances Hatten died Jan. 31, 1871. Aged 10 

mo's 20 days. 
Amanda M. wife of John Heath died Aug. 1, 1880. Aged 50. 

Charlie, her son. Aged 1 y'r 3 m's. 
Mr. Ebenezer Heath who Departed this life March 10th, 1798, in the 91st 

year of his age. 
Capt. Ebenezer Heath who Departed this life Octr 16, 1805 in the 73d 

year of his age. 
Mrs. Esther daughter of Capt. Ebenezer Heath & Mrs. Hannah his wife, 

who departed this life Deer, ye 23d, 1786 in ye 20th year of her age. 

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Mrs. Hannah, relict of Capt. Ebenezer Heath died March 26, 1823. Ae. 91. 

John Heath died July 12, 1861. Aged 69 y'rs 5 ms. 18 days. 

Origen Heath, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Abigail Heath ; he died March 

the 20th, A.D. 1811, in the 14th year of his age. 
Phoebe, wife of John Heath died Feb. 26, 1877. Aged 81. 
Mrs. Anna, wife of Mr. David Hinckley who died May 2, 1809 in the 53d 

year of her age. 
Caleb, son of Mr. David & Mrs. Anna Hinckley, who died July 26th, 1790 

in ye 8th week of his age. 
David Hinckley died Jan. 24, 1835. Aged 81 years. 
Eber, son to Mr. David Hinckley & Anna his wife ; he died May 9th, 

1796 in ye 5th year of his age. 
Mr. John Hinckley who died Aug. 25th, 1788 in ye 77th year of his age. 
Mrs. Mary, the wife of Mr. Ichabod Hinckley who died Jan. ye 8th, 1769 

in ye 38th year of her Age. 
John Henry, son of John H. & Welthy J. Holmes died Sept. 24, 1851. 

Ae. 3 yrs. 
Welthy Jane, wife of John H. Holmes died April 21, 1851. Aged 30. 
Mr. Abiel Holt: he died Novr 10th, 1772 in ye 75th year of his Age. 
. . . Deacn Abiel Holt . . . Departed this Life Octr 2d, A.D. 1785 in ye 

60th year of his Age. 
Mrs. Abigail Holt, wife of Mr. Nathan Holt & Daughter of Mr. John 

Merick who died Deem ye 1st, 1765 in ye 29th year of her Age. 
Almira, daughter of Mr. James & Mrs. Mary Holt died Nov. 3, 1813. 

Ae. 3 yrs. 
Almira P. wife of Timothy Holt died April 29, 1874. JE. 65 y'rs 10 

mo's & 29 days 
Amasa Holt died June 23, 1850. iE. 69. 
Amasa Holt, Jr. died Sept. 16, 1854. Aged 45 years. 
Asenath, wife of Leonard Holt who died Feb, 13, 1813 in the 27 year of 

her age. 
Mrs. Barsheba Holt, wife to Mr. Nathan Holt & ye Daughter of Mr. 

Sam'll Williams of Lebanon. She died Augst 1st, 1769 in ye 33d 

year of her Age. 
Mrs. Bathsheba, daughter of Nathan Holt & Lydia his wife. She died 

Jan. 20, 1790. Aged [broken]. 
Bathsheba Holt died Sept. 25, 1880. Aged 88 yrs. 
Mrs. Betsey Holt, wife of Mr. Joseph Holt who died May 7, 1814 in the 

39th year of her age. 
Betsey, wife of Amasa Holt died Oct. 3, 1851. ^E. 74. 
Mr. Caleb Holt who died August 18th, 1810 in the 80th year of his age. 
Caleb Holt, son of Mr. Elijah & Mrs. Molley Holt who died Sept. 16, 

A.D. 1811 in the 14th year of his age. 
Caleb Holt who died Sept. 8, 1826 aged 67. 
Caroline D. C. wife of William Holt died Feb. 29, 1864 aged 52 years 

11 mos. 6 days. 
Clarissa Holt, wife of Dea. John Holt died Feb. 25, 1840. Aged 65. 
Deluka W. widow of Joshua Holt died March 17, 1885. Aged 79. 
Elijah Holt, son of Mr. Elijah & Mrs. Molly Holt, who died March 8th, 

A.D. 1809 in the 17th year of his age. 
Deacon Elijah Holt who died July 4th, 1817 in the 60th year of his age. 
Eliza, wife of Gen. Orrin Holt died Apr. 8, 1850. Aged 49. 

[To be continued] 

296 Notes [July 



By John Albreb, Recording Secretary 

Boston, Massachusetts, 5 March, 1913. A stated meeting of the Society was 
held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ashburton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the annual meeting were approved, and the monthly reports 
of the Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, and Council were accepted. 

One corresponding member and nineteen resident members were elected by 

The paper of the afternoon, Whaling Ventures and Adventures, was by George 
H. Tripp, Librarian of the Free Public Library, New Bedford. He described 
the methods of the whalemen in the dangerous pursuit, and related many inci- 
dents of the men who sailed from New Bedford when it was the greatest 
whaling-port in the world. 

At 3.40 the meeting adjourned. 

3 April. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall, 9 Ash- 
burton Place, at 2.30 p.m., President Baxter presiding. 

The minutes of the March meeting were approved, and the reports of the 
Librarian, Corresponding Secretary, Historian, and Council were accepted. 

Twenty-five resident members were elected by ballot. 

The paper of the afternoon, by Rt. Rev. William Lawrence, D.D., of Boston, 
was on Christ Church, known in modern times as the Old North Church. He 
related the perplexing legal situations that were met, growing out of the an- 
cient constitution of the parish, and how they were adjusted. The work of 
restoration of the church was explained in detail, as well as the finding of evi- 
dence of the original conditions so that they have been reproduced with ex- 
actness. Lantern-slides at the close of the address showed what had been 


It having come to the attention of this Society that certain 
genealogists and publishers have used the name of the Society 
in connection with their own enterprises, the Society again de- 
sires to state that it has NO genealogical representatives in this 
country or in England, nor is it in any way connected with any 
publications other than those that it issues over its own name 
at 9 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

The Committee on English Research desires to state, however, 
that although the Society has no official representative in England 
the Committee is employing Miss French for a part of her time as 
a searcher of records there along special lines for the benefit of the 

Roger Kenyon at Block Island. — In his Lancashire Pedigrees, London, 
1873, the late Joseph Foster, Esq., in giving an account of the noble family of 
Lord Kenyon of Gredington, states that Roger Kenyon, son of Roger Kenyon 
of Peel, Esq., was educated at Cambridge and died s. p. The elder Roger 
Kenyon was governor of the Isle of Man and M. P. for Clitheroe, and his son 
Roger was born, according to Dugdale's Visitation, 29 Feb. 1659/60. He was 
the eldest son, the ancestor of Lord Kenyon being the fourth son of the elder 
Roger, Thomas, who was born in 1668. That the younger Roger did not die 
s. p., but married on Block Island and had a son Roger, is conclusively proved 
by the Block Island records, together with certain letters in the Kenyon Manu- 
scripts, printed in the Fourteenth Report of the Historical Manuscripts Com- 


Notes 297 

The Block Island records give the marriage, 11 Oct. 1683, of Roger Kenyon 
and Mary Ray and the birth of their son Roger, 23 Jan. 1684/5. This Mary 
Ray was born on Block Island 19 May 1667, and was the daughter of the ven- 
erable Simon Ray, one of the founders of the Block Island settlement, by his 
wife, Mary Thomas of Marshfield. Their granddaughter Catherine Ray, the wife 
of Gov. William Greene of Rhode Island, in writing of her grandfather's family 
in a letter dated at Warwick, R. I., 5 Mar. 1793, states that her grandfather's 
eldest daughter Mary " married an Englishman, who carried her to England, 
and she was the first American lady introduced to the king and kissed his hand." 
On 20 Oct. 1707 Sarah Dickens entered upon the Block Island records an oath that 
at the request of Mr. Roger Kenyon she wished to state that she saw his father, 
Roger Kenyon, married to his mother, Mary Ray, and that the said Roger Ken- 
yon was the reputed son of Roger Kenyon Esquire of in Lancashire. In 

the original record the name of the residence of this Roger Kenyon is almost 
illegible, but it appears to be Mareshere or possibly Manchester. 

In the Kenyon Manuscripts there is a letter, dated at Liverpool, 19 July 1683, 
from Edward Tarlton to Roger Kenyomat Peel, reading: u My son Edward, 
beinge arrived from Barbados, gives me account that your sonne took occasion 
to leave Barbados and is safely arrived at New York, in America, where he 
teacheth gentleman's children, and is engaged there to continue for two or three 
yeares, by covenant with a gentleman there." Other letters in the collection 
show that this son's name was Roger, and that he subsequently returned to 
England and became a fellow of Cambridge University. In a letter, dated at 
Stockport 5 Apr. 1694 and addressed to his mother, Alice Kenyon, he writes 
that owing to his opposition to the then Government he had left the University 
and was at a farmer's house, learning the art of husbandry. He concludes with 
these words : " where I am very well employed in learning the art of husbandry 
and courting my landlord's daughter against the days prohibiting matrimony 
be over." It is clear, therefore, that at this date Mary (Ray) Kenyon was dead, 
and that Roger purposed to marry again. Other letters prove that he had been 
sold for some misdemeanor and transported to Barbados, whence he drifted to 
New York and thence to Block Island. 

It would appear that the son Roger, born in 1684/5, sent to Block Island for 
proof of his father's marriage, and this explains the deposition of 20 Oct. 1707. 
This son died probably s. p. Shortly after the date of Roger Kenyon's marriage 
a John Kenyon was at Westerly, R. L, only a few miles from Block Island, and 
was taxed there in 1687, and from this John the numerous Kenyons of that sec- 
tion are descended. 

Newport, B. I. G. Andrews Moriarty, Jr. 

Walker-Edwards.— " 3 d day, March 15 th 1725/6. Mrs. Palsgrave Walker, 
(whose Maiden name was Edwards) is buried. Bearers, Sewall, Davenport; 
Dr. Clark, Col. Fitch; Belcher esqr-i Palmer esqr. Was laid in her Husband's 
Tomb in the old burying place. Lt Gov there. Ministers, Mr. Colman, Mr. 
Cooper; Mr. Myles, Mr. Harris. After the Funeral Mr. Walker told me, their 
Marriage Relation had continued 44, years 2 Moneths 3 days." (5 Mass. Hist. 
Soc. Coll., vol. 7, pp. 371-2.) This is an extract from Judge Sewall's Diary. 
The editors of the diary attempted, but without success, to identify the deceased. 
In their note she is correctly given as the wife of Benjamin Walker, merchant, 
of Boston. In 1705/6 Walker and his wife, with Joshua Lamb and wife Susanna, 
convey real estate formerly belonging to John Alcock of Roxbury. (Suffolk 
Deeds, Lib. 22, fo. 399.) The editors are also confused by the name Palsgrave, 
as John Alcock had a son Palgrave, who later had a wife Esther. They suggest 
that Sewall may have mistaken Edwards and Edmunds, and that Mrs. Walker 
may have been a daughter of Joshua Edmunds of Charlestown, who is said to 
have married a daughter of Dr. Richard Palsgrave. 

The source of the title of Benjamin Walker to part of the estate of John 
Alcock is shown by the will of George Alcock, son of John, of the parish of 
St. Katherine Cree Church, London, dated 27 Feb. 1676/7 and proved 9 Mar. 
following. (Register, vol. 50, p. 119.) Of his lands situate in New England 
he gives one half part "to my cousin Benjamin Walker, citizen and pewterer 
of London," and one eighth part " to my kinsman Joshua Lamb." He also gives 
ten pounds " to my uncle John Edwards the elder." He makes Benjamin 
Walker, Zachariah Whitman, and Peter Thacher executors. A sketch of George 

298 Notes [July 

Alcock's life is given in Sibley's Harvard Graduates, vol. 2, p. 420. His mother 
was Sarah, daughter of Dr. Richard and Ann Palsgrave. His paternal grand- 
father was Dr. George Alcock of Roxbury. There is no question that Benjamin 
Walker of Boston, merchant, is identical with Benjamin Walker, pewterer, 
who is mentioned in the will. 

In the parish registers of Stepney, co. Middlesex, England, is recorded the 
marriage, 8 Jan. 1671/2, of Benjamin Walker of St. Botolph, Aldgate, pewterer, 
and Palsgrave Edwards of Green Banck, maid. Thus Sewall's statement of the 
maiden name of Mrs. Palsgrave Walker is proved to be correct, though he mis- 
states by ten years the length of their married life. 

In 1676 there was in Charlestown a chirurgeon from Lymehouse, Stepney, by 
name John Edwards, whose death is noted as follows in a narrative of Sir 
William Phips's expedition to Canada in 1690 : Oct. 4, u this morning dyed Dr 
Edw'ds on board ye Hospital." He married, according to Wyman (Genealogies 
and Estates of Charlestown, p. 330), Elizabeth Walker, who died a widow 25 
July 1694, administration on the estate being granted to brother Benjamin 
Walker of Boston. We believe that Wyman is wrong in his statement that 
John Edwards married Elizabeth Walker. It would seem, on the other hand, 
from the facts presented, that John Edwards was brother of Palsgrave (Ed- 
wards) Walker, and that Benjamin Walker was the brother of Elizabeth Edwards 
only by marriage. 

It is probable that " John Edwards the elder," who is mentioned in the will 
of George Alcock as his uncle, was the father of John Edwards of Charlestown 
and of his sister Palsgrave (Edwards) Walker, and that their mother was a 
Palsgrave ; but the exact relationship of the mother to Dr. Richard Palsgrave 
remains as yet unknown. 

John Edwards, a son of John and Elizabeth, was baptized 13 Mar. 1686/7, and 
married, 29 Oct. 1694, Sybel Newman, daughter of Rev. Antipas Newman and 
his wife Elizabeth, who was a daughter of Gov. John Winthrop of Connecticut. 
Elizabeth (Winthrop) Newman married (2) Zerubbabel Endicott, son of Gov. 
John Endicott. Sewall writes in his Diary, 7 Dec. 1716: u Eriday, Madam 
Elizabeth Endicott alias Winthrop, buried from her son Edwards' : put into 
Gov. Winthrop's Tomb." 

It was probably on this marriage that the following claim was based : " Upon 
a petition of M r John Edwards of Boston Sheweth — That whereas there is a 
Tomb in the South Burying place belonging to the Late Governour Endicot, which 
has been unimproved for many years, and there being no family in Said Town 
nearer Related to the Said Governour Endicot famely then his, Desires he may 
have Liberty granted him to make use of it for his family. Granted that the Said 
John Edwards has Liberty to Improue the Said Tomb until a person of Better 
Right to it appears to Claim it." (Boston Records.) The Edwards tomb is on 
the north side of the Granary Burying-Ground, nearly opposite Tremont Place. 

This was not the only connection of the Edwards with the Endicott family; 
for John Endicott, son of Zerubbabel, who was a physician like his father and 
grandfather, Gov. John Endicott, resided for some time in London, w T here he 
married Anna, said to have been a daughter of Robert Edwards. His oldest 
son, Robert Edwards Endicott, was born in London. 

John Edwards of Boston, goldsmith, who married Sybel Newman, was an 
undertenant of Madam Bridget Usher, previous to 1700, in her house on the 
north side of the town house, in what is now State Street. He was the father 
of John Edwards, the bookseller, whose shop in 1718 w T as next door to the 
Light Horse Tavern, on the south side of the town house, in King Street. The 
younger man died 7 May 1725 ; but the father survived him and lived until 1746. 
John, the goldsmith, w r as a member of the Artillery Company in 1699, and, ac- 
cording to the published history of the Company, joined it w T hen he was about 
twelve years old. This history states that he was born in 1687 and was the 
son of the chirurgeon of Charlestown, Dr. John Edw T ards from Stepney, and 
also that he was a tithingman in 1701, at the age of fourteen. Of course this is 
incorrect, as the goldsmith married in 1694 and had, 3 Jan. 1 695/6, John the book- 
seller, and later Thomas, Samuel, Joseph, who survived their father, Antipas 
and Richard, who died young, and three daughters, Ann, Elizabeth, who married 
Bartholomew Cheever, and Mary, who married Ebenezer Storer. At his death 
his house and shop were on Cornhill. A few T years before his death he married, 
26 Aug. 1740, the widow Abigail (Fowle) Smith of Charlestown, mother of 


Notes 299 

Rev. William Smith of Weymouth. Her daughter Sarah had married in 1733 
Samuel, son of the goldsmith. Abigail, daughter of Rev. William Smith, mar- 
ried President John Adams. Wyman makes no mention of the marriage of the 
widow Smith to John Edwards. She survived him and died in 1760, her daugh- 
ter Sarah, wife of Samuel Edwards, being one of the residuary legatees. 

Elizabeth, a sister of John Edwards, the goldsmith, married in 1697 John 
Allen, goldsmith, son of Rev. James Allen by his second wife, the widow Eliza- 
beth (Houchin) Endicott, daughter-in-law of Gov. Endicott. 

Maiden, Mass. Walter Kendall Watkins. 

Historical Intelligence 

Missouri Historical Society.— The Missouri Historical Society has now a 
permanent home in the Jefferson Memorial at Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo., a 
lire-proof building of great architectural beauty, which was erected with funds 
that remained after the closing of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The 
Society has the use of the entire building except the west wing, and has abun- 
dant space for its archives and for meetings of any character. This new home 
of the Society was formally opened to the public on the evening of 1 May 1913, 
when appropriate addresses were delivered by President W. K. Bixby, Gen. 
James Grant Wilson of New York, and others. The New England Historic 
Genealogical Society was represented at these exercises by Messrs. Addison Ly- 
man Day and Wilbur Fisk Warner of St. Louis. 

Manuscript Genealogies in the Library of the Rhode Island 

Historical Society 

The Rhode Island Historical Society has in its Library at Providence a con- 
siderable number of manuscript and typewritten genealogies, many of which 
contain information that can be found in no other place. In order that this 
information may be more easily accessible to those engaged in genealogical 
research, the Librarian of the Society, Howard M. Chapin, A.B., has kindly for- 
warded to the Register the following list of these genealogies. M indicates 
a manuscript and T a typewritten genealogy. 

Aldrich, George, b. 1600, Descendants. M. 6 p. 

Aldrich, Moses, Descendants. M. 4 p. 

Angell Wills in England, Index of. By Walter F. Angell. T. 4 p. 

Antram, William, of Providence, 1679-1753, Descendants. By W. W. Chapin. 

T. 15 p. 
Arnold, John, Descendants. M. 4 p. 
Arnold, Jonathan, of Providence, R. I., and St. Johnsbury, Vt., 1741-1798, 

Descendants. By W. W. Chapin. T. 8 p. 
Arnold, Jonathan, of Smithfield, R. I., 1706-1796, Descendants. By W. W. 

Chapin. T. 27 p. 111. 
Baker family of Rehoboth, Mass. M. 2 vols, and loose papers. 
Balcom family. By A. D. Hodges, Jr. M. 5 p. 
Bartlett family. By John R. Bartlett. M. 65 p. 
Bates, Samuel, of Scituate, R. I., d. 1746, Descendants, including Graves and 

Sarle. By Frank G. Bates. T. 18 p. 
Bernon family, including Allen and Crawford. By Z. Allen. M. 
Bowen, Richard, Descendants. M. 4 p. 
Bowen, Richard, of Rehoboth, Mass., d. 1674, Descendants. By W. W. Chapin. 

T. 14 p. 111. 
Brack ett family. By Grace Brackett. M. 34 p. 
Brown, Amasa, 1754-1830, Descendants. M. 5 p. 
Burgess family of Cranston. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 71 p. 
Burlingame, Roger, of Stonington, Conn., and Providence, R. I., d. 1718. M. 

4 vols, and loose papers. 
Carter, John, of Providence, Descendants. By B. B. Carter. M. 4 p. 
Chace, Silas, Descendants. M. 

Chapin family in Europe, containing ancestry of American Chap ins. By How- 
ard M. Chapin. M. 74. 

300 Notes [July 

Chapin, Joseph, of Providence, 1730-1809, Descendants, including families of 

Willard, Hill, Thornton, Greene, Waterman, Condit, Ropes, Eames, Bart- 

lett, and Downes. By Wm. W. Chapin. T. 13 p. 
Chapin, Seth, of Mendon, Mass., b. 1746, Descendants, including families of 

Chapin of Mendon, Chapin of Providence, Underwood, Starkweather, Read, 

Edgecumb, Pitcher, Fisk, Brown, Stratford, and Kelley. By Howard M. 

Chapin. M. 9 p. 
Churchill family. T. 2 p. 

Clark, Jeremiah, d. 1661, Descendants. By Peleg Clarke. M. 8 p. 
Cole family of Narragansett. T. 4 p. 
Collins family. M. 26 p. 
Compton family. M. 5 p. 
Cooke family. T. 5 p. 

Corlis family of Providence. By Wm. W. Chapin. T. 4 p. 
Crandall family. M. 33 p. 
Dexter, Richard, of Boston, b. 1598, Descendants, including families of Sprague, 

Mears, Sigourney, Gordon, and Grant. M. 59 p. 
Dungan family. M. 6 p. 
Dunn, Samuel, of Providence, 1724-1797, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chapin. 

M. 11 p. 
Dyer genealogy. M. 10 p. 

Dyer, William, d. 1677, Descendants. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 217 p. 
Field, John, of Providence, d. abt. 1685, Descendants. By Geo. T. Paine. 

M. 287 p. 
Field, William, of Providence, d. 1665, Descendants. By Geo. T. Paine. 

M. 388 p. 
Frost, Nicholas, of Piscataqua, d. 1663, Descendants. By Usher Parsons. M. 

34 p. 
Gladding, John, of Newbury, d. 1727, Descendants. M. 40 p. 
Gould genealogy. M. 4 p. 
Halsey, Thomas Lloyd, 1751-1782, Descendants, including families of Creighton 

and Cross. By Wm. W. Chapin. M. 15 p. 
Hammond, William, of Exeter and Newport, d. 1798, Ancestry. T. 33 p. 
Hawes family. M. 3 p. 

Hayward genealogy. By Marcus T. Janes. M. 6 vols. 
Henshaw, Daniel, 1762-1825, Ancestry. T. 24 p. 
Hoppin family of Providence, including Howland, Bowers, Dyer, Knight, Jones, 

and Morton. By Wm. W. Chapin. M. 38 p. 
Howard family. See Hayward. 

Humphreys, Josiah, of Barrington, Descendants. M. 6 p. 
Jackson, Stephen, of Providence, 1700-1765, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chapin. 

T. 27 p. 111. 
Jenckes family of Rhode Island. By Esek Esten. M. 18 p. 
Jones, Thomas, of Providence, 1746-1815, Descendants. By Win. W. Chapin. 

M. 19 p. 
Larkin family. M. 28 p. 
Latham family. M. 4 p. 
Manton, Daniel, of Providence, 1743-1808, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chapin. 

T. 12 p. 
Marsh family of Newport. M. 5 p. 

Martin genealogy, Addenda. By Emma F. Cunliff. T. 10 p. 
Mason, Sampson, Descendants. By Owen Mason. T. 87 p. 
Mason, Sampson, of Rehoboth, Mass., d. 1676, Descendants. M. 
Matthewson, James, of Providence, d. 1682, Descendants. By Almon D. Hodges, 

M. 74 p. 
Nightingale family. By Mrs. Lewis J. Chace. M. 36 p. 
Nightingale family. By Wm. W. Chapin. T. 15 p. 
Paine genealogies. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 9 vols. 

Peck genealogy, photographs, a supplement to printed genealogy. 87 ill. 
Peckham genealogy. M. 19 p. 
Perry, John, of Roxbury, Descendants. T. 7 p. 
Rhodes family of Rhode Island. M. 26 p. 

Root collection. Eleven cases of loose manuscripts, collected by the late James 
P. Root, an eminent genealogist, and dealing chiefly with Rhode Island 
families. The collection contains genealogical data on the following families : 























































Hart well 
















































































M. 4 p. 
292 p. 

T. 13 p. 

Russell family. By John R. Bartlett. M. 28 p. 

Searle genealogy. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 2 vols. 

Snow genealogy. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 174 p. 

Stanton, John, of Newport, b. 1673, Descendants. 

Taylor genealogy. By Geo. T. Paine. M. 2 vols. 

Thurber, Dexter, Descendants. M. 20 p. 

Tillinghast family in America. M. 7 p. 

Updike family of Rhode Island. By Elizabeth B. Updike. 

Value family in America. By Howard M. Chap in. M. 1 p. 

Varnums of Dracut, Mass. By Alfred Stone. T. 61 p. 

Walker, Ephraim, 1736-1815, Descendants. M. 1 p. 

Wanton family. [Letters and MSS. of John R. Bartlett.] 

Waterman, Andrew, 1724-1812, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chapin. 

Weeden family. By J. A. Weeden. M. 4 p. 

Wheaton, Daniel, Descendants. By Wm. W. Chapin. T. 12 p. 

White family of Mendon. M. 8 p. 

Williams, Roger. [Data substantiating the conclusion of Waters in regard to 

Roger Williams's ancestry.] By W. F. Angell. T. 38 p. 
Williams, Roger, Descendants. M. 15 p. 
Willitt genealogies. M. 4 p. 
Winsor family. M. 100 p. 

T. 10 p. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, grad- 
uation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates 
of birth, marriage, residence, and death. All names should be given in full if 
possible. No initials should be used when the full name is known. 

Allen. — Samuel, born 1745, died at Hoosick, Rensselaer Co., N. Y., 1816, by 
Mrs. Margaret Allen Woods, 60 South Main Street, Janesville, Wis. 

Allen (Allin). — William of Salisbury, Mass., born in England about 1610, 
died at Salisbury, Mass., 18 June 1686, by Mortimer A. Allen, 2640 Indiana 
Avenue, Chicago, 111. 

Ruloffsen. — Laurens, of German ancestry, born at Copenhagen, Denmark, in 
1689, died in New Jersey in 1771, by Henry Flagler Rulison, care of International 
Harvester Co., Harvester Building, Chicago, 111. 

302 Recent Boohs [July 


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Avery genealogy. The Groton Avery Clan [descendants of Christopher] . By 
Elroy McKendree Avery and Catharine Hitchcock (Tilden) Aver^. Cleveland, 
Ohio, 1912. Vols. 1 and 2. 11+785; 785-1530 p. fcsm. il. map pi. por. 8° 

Barney genealogy. Everett Hosmer Barney, his family connections, a record 
of his life work — George Murray Barney. [By William Frederick Adams.] 
Springfield, Mass., privately printed, 1912. 177 p. fcsm. pi. por. F° 

The Barney line given here is traced to Jacob of Salem, Mass. This genealogy contains be- 
sides Barney names many others, among which the most notable are Hosmer, Staples, Wheeler, 
Billings, and Jones. 

Bond genealogy. Bond genealogy, a history of the descendants of Joseph 
Bond, born 1704, in Wiltshire, England ; died 175-, in North Carolina. Also a 
brief account of many of the descendants of John Bond, his brother, who also 
emigrated to America; the two being sons of Benjamin and Ann (Paradise) 
Bond, of Wiltshire, England. By Samuel Bond Garrett, n.p. 1913. 268 p. 
chart por. 8° Price $5.00. Address the author, 304£ South Walnut St., Mun- 
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Bowen genealogy. [Ancestors of Ruby Violet and Agnes Bowen.] Chart, 
n.p. n.d. 

Chaffin genealogy. History of Robert Chaffin and his descendants and of the 
other Chaffins in America. By William L[add] Chaffin . New York, Frederick 
H. Hitchcock, genealogical publisher [1912]. 315 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° Price 
$5.00. Address the author, North Easton, Mass. 

Crawford genealogy. The Crawford family of Oakham, Mass. By Gen. William 
Crawford. Oakham Historical Society, 1912. 20 p. 8° 

Curtis genealogy. Ancestry and descendants of William Curtis of Marcellus, 
N. Y., also some allied families, Sperry, Matteson, Worden and briefly, Beards- 
ley, Blakely or Blakesley, Clapp, Dyer, Hinckley, Parker, Templeton, and Wilcox. 
By Mrs. Lorissa E. Steele, n. p. 1912. 101-f-9-f[l] p. il. por. 8° Price $4.00. 
Address the author, 530 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena, Cal. 

Emerson genealogy. The Haverhill Emersons, part first. [Descendants of 
Michael and Robert of Haverhill, Mass., and Thomas of Ipswich, Mass.] By 
Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass., Murray & Emery Co., 1913. 106 p. fcsm. 
8° Price $2.50 net. Address the author, 52 Lee St., Cambridge, Mass. 

Fowle genealogy. Immigrant ancestors of the various Fowle families of 
America, and historic facts pertaining to them and their descendants. By 
Elmore Allen Pierce, n.p. 1912. 22 p. 8° 

Fowler genealogy. An incomplete genealogy of the Fowler family. By H. 
Alfred Fowler. Kansas City, Mo., 1913. 27 p. por. 12° 

Fox genealogy. Fox Family News, vol. 1. 1912. v. p. il. 8° 

Harwood genealogy. A genealogical history of the Concord Harwoods, de- 
scendants of Nathaniel Harwood, son of John Harwood, of London, Eng. 
Nathaniel with Elizabeth, his wife, settled in Concord, Mass., about 1665. 
Vol. 3, New England Harwood Genealogy. By Watson H[erbert] Harwood, 
M.D. Chasm Falls, N. Y., 1912. 129 p. fcsm. pi. por. 8° 

Parlin genealogy. The Parlin genealogy, the descendants of Nicholas Parlin 
of Cambridge, Mass. By Frank Edson Parlin, A.M., Pd. D. Cambridge, 
Mass., 1913. 289 p. pi. por. 8° 

Pierrepont genealogy. Pierrepont genealogies from Norman times to 1913, 
with particular attention paid to the line of descent from Hezekiah Pierpont, 
youngest son of Rev. James Pierpont of New Haven. By R[euben] Burnham 
Moffat, n.p. privately printed, 1913. 211 p. pi. por. 8° 


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Reade genealogy. The Reade Record. Vol. 5. Boston, Mass., 1912. 16 p. 
il. 8° 

Sanford Association of Amerioa. First and second reunions of the Sanf ord Asso- 
ciation of America, April 8, 1907; March 23, 1908. Editor, A. B. Sanford, D.D. 
n.p. 1908. 28 p. pi. 12° 

Sanford Association of America. Third reunion of the Sanford Association of 
America, April 27, 1909. Editor, Rev. A. B. Sanford, D.D. n.p. 1910. 34 p. 
pi. por. 4° . 

Sanford Association of America. Fourth reunion, April 26, 1910. Editor, Rev. 
A. B. Sanford, D.D. n.p. 1912. 7 p. 8° 

Sanford Association of America. Fifth reunion of the Sanford Association of 
America, Milford, Conn., May 30, 1911. Editor, Rev. A. B. Sanford, D.D. 
n.p. 1912. 52 p. map pi. por. 4° 

Smyth genealogy. Ralph Smyth of Hingham and Eastham, Mass., and his de- 
scendants. By Dr. Dwight Smith. New York, Tobias Alexander] Wright, 
1913. [8-f-]174 p. fcsm. por. 8° Price $7.50. Address T. A. Wright, 150 
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